Reader Photography Exhibition In Chicago

Chicago Reader cover, June 2015

I’m thrilled to be a part of a photo exhibition that opened last week at Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery in Chicago. The show is called Chicago Reader in Black & White, and features photographs shot on black & white film for the Reader, by 15 different photographers. I have five prints in the exhibit, including the one above, Greetings From Uptown (shown here on the cover of this week’s Reader), and the one below, Uptown Girl. The show is up through August 28th.

Uptown, Chicago street photo by Jim Newberry.

You can see a handful of Reader photographers waxing poetically about shooting for the Reader in this video, part of the exhibit.

Last day in Chicago

Photo of Jim Newberry with backpack.

My awesome mom shot the picture above a bit over a week ago, in her driveway on my last day (for awhile) in Chicago. That backpack (I’ve since learned to tuck in that dangling strap by the way) and shoulder bag contain everything I’m taking with me on my nomadic, minimalist, serendipitous trip of undetermined duration; I’ve divested myself of most of my worldly possessions.

Jim Newberry self portrait with his mother, Anne.