Chicago Public Parks Photography Project
June 22, 2019 - Douglas Park, Chicago
Images from a personal photography project I started working on last year that explores Chicago's public park spaces.
This project is an ode to Chicago's public park spaces and the various identities they take on. It focuses on Douglas, Union and Grant Park which have all served as valued community centers for the city since the mid-1800's. Today, all three parks host thousands of attendees for popular private music festivals such as Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash, Pitchfork Music Festival and Lollapalooza. During these festivals the parks take on a different personality before returning to their treasured role as neighborly places to gather. This project explores these spaces before, during and after these festivals. Chicago's parks generate community connection and the photos in this project are meant to reflect connections. Composition, subject matter, actual location and common landmarks in the background are used as a thread for the photographs.