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Graduation: Documenting Chicago Youth Violence

Graduation: Documenting Chicago Youth Violence
Sophia Nahli Allison’s photo series Graduation goes beyond the detached sensationalism of daily headlines to document the ongoing effects of loss and violence on Chicago’s youth. Visiting the schools that victims of violence attended, she photographs the institution as a locus of community and mourning, while highlighting the absence of the  young person that community has lost. The stark... 

Inside Marwen Lab: The Voice and Vision of Young Artists

Inside Marwen Lab: The Voice and Vision of Young Artists
For the past month and a half the Marwen Lab students and teaching artists have been kind enough to let me attend their meetings and workshops as Sixty prepared to have our first article created by youth. We decided some time ago that we wanted to provide a unique platform for young artists in Chicago to discuss the work they are doing. The students of Marwen Lab immediately came to mind. I’ve... 

…four blocks south and one block west.

…four blocks south and one block west.
Rhonda Gray is an arts educator at DuSable Museum who is getting her Masters in History.  Kudzai has a successful history with the marketing, branding and advertising world.  Dana Todd-Pope is a super-stylish former model, now mother of three beautiful children–her oldest, who I call Lady Em, is so cute and vibrant that she could have her own TV show.  While they are all independently successful... 
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