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.