“At the time, the word ‘country’ was a bad word,” says Nan Warshaw on the 1994 launch of her roots-inflected indie rock label Bloodshot Records, with co-founder Rob Miller, outside the company’s headquarters on Chicago’s North Side.
Between 2006 and 2013, Carlos Javier Ortiz returned to photograph the same neighborhoods in Chicago and Philadelphia again and again. He..
Odom’s company WeDeliver turns everyday Chicagoans into drivers for local businesses.
“New York pushes me—emotionally, physically, everything. If you’re not the best or you’re not working the hardest, you’re going to be tossed aside.”
“People seem to have really powerful positive memories with their experiences here.”
By documenting the ravages of youth violence, photographer Carlos Javier Ortiz (’02) captures communities’ devastation, resilience and hope—and wants to spark conversations to curb the brutality
“I feel like I’m imparting to the next generation empowerment, encouragement, a space to identify with who they are.”
“As dance and psychology ran parallel in my life, I learned to combine them.”
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