Ameya Pawar Reader cover

Last month I shot Ameya Pawar for an inspiring Reader cover story written by indispensable investigative reporter Ben Joravsky, who explained:

Ameya Pawar, the 30-year-old rookie candidate, pulled off the upset of upsets in (the 47th) ward…A month or so ago, most folks in the ward didn’t even know his name; many of them still don’t know how to pronounce it…as the days drew closer to the February 22 election, it was like an ocean wave rising for him. He won 50.8 percent of the vote, just enough to avoid an April 5 runoff.

Below is an outtake and the final cover (March 3, 2011). Zeus blessed us with a breathtaking magic hour sky.

Ameya Pawar photographed in the 47th Ward in Chicago

Chicago Reader cover featuring Ameya Pawar, 47th Ward Alderman

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