Two Chicagoans share their pictures and memories of home.Read More
Harvey Pullings’ visual book, Inner City, is a series of photos and essays inspired by the writer, musician, and film director Gordon Parks, and by Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.
Based in the Rogers Park neighborhood, Pullings was born and raised in Chicago and is a graduate of Columbia College. He developed Inner City while living for more than a year on the south side, in the Chatham area.
“My love for urban environments and cultural dynamics are the foundations for all my work,” Pullings writes in an essay in the book. “I only wish to capture the beauty that many often neglect, and few even know exist.”
Pullings is also a filmmaker. See the full album of photos and essays, and links to his indie magazine, The Statement, here.
Chicagoans will find much that is familiar in photographer Maciek Stankiewicz's images—an EL train, a mural, a store window. Yet, the images invariably draw the viewer’s eye to something peculiar or unique: a comedic juxtaposition or an intriguing character.Read More
Poet Mel Goldberg grew up in Chicago, attended the U of I at Navy Pier, graduated from Northern Illinois University, and spent 30 years teaching in Waukegan. He currently lives in Ajijic, Mexico, where he is a member of The Not Yet Dead Poets’ Society.Read More
Like a Dog recounts Francone’s journey from the south suburbs of Chicago, where he grew up, to the north side, where he moved in early adulthood. The path is strewn with a series of bad jobs—mail-sorter, book clerk, furniture mover, typist, and legal assistant, among many others—that he endured while taking solace in literature and liquor. The title nods to the final words of Joseph K. in Franz Kafka’s The Trial.Read More
Eddie Quinones started taking pictures of Chicago streetscapes around 2000. These photos are from his ongoing “The Onion Field” project, which documents the life of the city through street scenes.Read More
Marge Piercy has written 17 novels including The New York Times Bestseller Gone To Soldiers; the National Bestsellers Braided Lives and The Longings of Women. Her poem "Visiting a dead man on a summer day" is set in Chicago's Graceland Cemetery.Read More