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ADMINISTRATION

Tempestt Hazel
Executive Director, Co-founder

tempestt.hazel@sixtyinchesfromcenter.org
BIO | Website | Writings

Jennifer Patiño Cervantes
Manager of Operations + Archiving / Poetry Editor
jennifer.patino@sixtyinchesfromcenter.org
BIO | Website | Writings

Kate Hadley Toftness
Chicago Archives + Artists Project (CAAP) Director
khtoftness@sixtyinchesfromcenter.org
BIO | CAAP Website

EDITORIAL

SENIOR EDITORS
Greg Ruffing
Senior Editor 
BIO | Website | Writing

Noor Shawaf
Senior Editor
BIO | Writing

Reuben Westmaas
Managing Editor
reuben.westmaas@sixtyinchesfromcenter.org
BIO | Writing


ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Christina Nafziger
BIO | WebsiteWriting

McKenzie Birmingham
BIO

Tim Hoff
BIO


SENIOR WRITERS

Notes: Each writer’s focus and expertise is listed, but they are not limited to those topics.
Emily Breidenbach

Arts + Culture Archives, Art + Design
BIO | Writings

Courtney Graham
LGBTQ+ Communities, Artists with Disabilities
BIO | Writings

S. Nicole Lane
LGBTQ+ Communities, Art + Intimacy
BIO | Writings

Marya Spont-Lemus
Interdisciplinary Literary Works
BIO | Writings

Sasha Tycko
LGBTQ+ + POC Communities, Chicago Neighborhoods
BIO | Writings

Nina Wexelblatt
Art Book Reviews, Live + Performance Art, Chicago Neighborhoods
BIO | Writings


SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
Hannah Siegfried
Website

Ryan Edmund
Website

FEATURE WRITERS
Ireashia Bennett
Eliana Buenrostro
Amanda Dee
Noa/h Fields
Angelica Flores
Jessica Hammie (Regional, Champaign Urbana)
Rachel L. Hausmann Schall
KT Hawbaker
Stella Lee
Annette LePique
Alexander Martin (Regional, Peoria)
Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel
Anjali Misra
Chelsea Ross
Maya Simkin
Tamara Becerra Valdez
Jay Van Ort

FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS
Ireashia Bennett
Mark Blanchard
Joshua Johnson
Sarah Joyce
Kristie Kahns
Chelsea Ross
Michael Sullivan
Edvetté Wilson-Jones

FEATURE ILLUSTRATORS
Jan Brugger
Kiki Dupont
Jenny Frank
Gretchen Hasse
Tesh Silver

TRANSCRIBERS
Noah Geraci
Gloria Gomez
Amanda Mead
Leslie Rouser
Marya Spont-Lemus


PAST SIXTY FAMILY

Editorial + Administrative Team
Toby zur Loye
Managing Editor
toby.zurloye@sixtyinchesfromcenter.org
BIO

Analú López
Archivist + Archives Liaison
alopez@sixtyinchesfromcenter.org
BIO | 
Website

Natasha Mijares
Writer; Art Book Reviews, Art + Design, Collections
BIO | Writings

Maddie Kodat (a.k.a. MK)
Writer; Live + Performance Art, Galleries + Artist-Run Spaces
BIO | Writings

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Envisioning Justice Residents
Ally Almore
Photographer at Let Us Breathe Collective
Website

Ireashia Bennett
Envisioning Justice Feature Photographer
Website | Writing

Miranda Goosby
Writer at LetUsBreathe Collective
Writing

Sequoya Hayes
Writer at BBF Family Services and Restorative Justice Court / Free Write Arts & Literacy
Writing

Sebastián Hidalgo

Photographer at Cook County Jail/Just Art/SkyART and Open Center for the Arts
Website

Anjali Misra
Writer at Open Center for the Arts
Website | Writing

Raelyn Purham
Writer at Bright Star Community Outreach
Writing

Eric K. Roberts
Photographer at BBF Family Services and Restorative Justice Court
Website | Writing | EJ Photography

Chelsea Ross
Photographer at Free Write Arts & Literacy
Website | Writing

Jordan Sarti
Writer at Cook County Jail/Just Art/SkyART
Website | Writing

Tony Smith
Photographer at Bright Star Community Outreach
Website | EJ Photography

Mike Strode
Writer at Circles & Ciphers
Website | Writing

Sasha Tycko
Writer at Free Write Arts & Literacy
Website | Writing

Edvetté Wilson-Jones
Photographer at Circles & Ciphers
Website | EJ Photography

 

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