2020 In Pictures

What a weird, scary, anxious, powerful…complicated year. This time last year, I had big plans – I planned on spending some time on the road to cover the 2020 election, and when I wasn’t traveling, planned on continuing my regular coverage of politics and activism in Chicago. I don’t think any of us were prepared…

C2E2 2020

Some of the highlights from C2E2 2020 in Chicago, one of the last big events I shot before the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. C2E2 is one of Chicago’s largest fandom conventions, which I’ve been shooting on and off for quite a few years. You can see a full rundown of the 2020 convention at this link…

2019 Chicago Elections

The Chicago mayor’s race wrapped in April of 2019 when Lori Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor and President of the Chicago Police Board, beat out Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in a runoff by a landslide. Lightfoot became Chicago’s 56th mayor and the first black woman and openly LGBTQA person to hold the office….

20+ Years of Allister

If you’re a pop punk fan of a certain age, there’s a good chance you’ve probably seen Allister more than once live. In early 2019 they released a record titled “20 Years and Counting,” a celebration of more than two decades worth of Chicago pop punk jams. I’ve had the fortune of knowing these guys…

Parkland students join Chicagoans to march against gun violence

Hundreds took to the streets on the South Side of Chicago on a Friday in mid-June to call for an end to gun violence both in the city and across the nation at an annual Peace March hosted by St. Sabina’s church. Community members and activists were joined by student survivors of the mass shooting…

C2E2 Chicago 2018

I spent a weekend in April at C2E2, one of Chicago’s largest fandom conventions, shooting and reporting for Third Coast Review, a Chicago based arts and culture website. I ended up walking away with hundreds of frames, along with quite a few stories. Below is a full gallery from the convention, followed by a list…

Chicago 2018 May Day March

Hundreds turned up in the Chicago Loop on May 1st to march in the annual May Day march, also known as International Workers’ Day, which also commemorates the 1886 Haymarket Riot. Full story at Visu.News.