Chicago Alderman Project

I’m happy to be participating in the Chicago Alderman Project, an art show which involves fifty artists depicting the fifty aldermen of the Chicago City Council. I shot Scott Waguespack for this project–he represents my ward, the 32nd–at my studio, where we were joined by a writer and photographer from the Chicago News Cooperative who covered the shoot for a story that was recently published in the New York Times (I can hardly believe that my longtime dream of having my ass depicted in a world class periodical has now been fulfilled). There’s an opening reception for the show this Friday, from 7-11PM at Johalla Projects Gallery, at 1561 N. Milwaukee Ave.

I had a chance to get a sneak peek at the show, and there’s some great work by artists including Derek Erdman, Casey Stockdon, Jennifer Greenburg, Andrea Jablonski, and Melissa Ann Pinney.

Here’s an outtake from my photo session with Waguespack.

One thought on “Chicago Alderman Project

  1. Hi Jim,

    Thanks for your mention. It’s great to see your work. I had hoped to say hello at the Chicago Alderman opening but you remember what that was like! You probably know that I was a student and friend of your father’s – a fantastic and inspiring teacher.
    Best wishes for your continued success!
    Melissa

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