Visitors 4361
37634 photos, 3 videos

"If I were really asked to define myself, I wouldn’t start with race; I wouldn’t start with blackness; I wouldn’t start with gender; I wouldn’t start with feminism. I would start with stripping down to what fundamentally informs my life, which is that I’m a seeker on the path. I think of feminism, and I think of anti-racist struggles as part of it. But where I stand spiritually is steadfastly, on a path about love." ~ bell hooks


"The moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others. That action is the testimony of love as the practice of freedom. " ~ bell hooks

I consider myself a narrative photographer; I try to tell the stories of my life and those whom I love and care about through my images. So to borrow the phrase from bell hooks, what fundamentally informs my photography is that which also fundamentally informs my life. It’s love. I think that comes out pretty clearly in my images, whether it’s love for my daughter Cadence, love for my beloved city of Chicago, love for my friends and comrades, love for the people, love for justice, love for the struggle. I wear my heart on my sleeve, and I think this is apparent in my photos.

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Prints

Visitors 399
30 photos
Created 2-Jun-10
Modified 2-Jun-10
Prints

Ben and Emily 09.12.2009

Visitors 108
590 photos
Created 9-Oct-09
Modified 9-Oct-09
Ben and Emily 09.12.2009

Chloe and Family

Visitors 2
228 photos
Created 2-Nov-09
Modified 2-Nov-09
Chloe and Family

Matt + Heidi 10.03.2009

Visitors 82
1163 photos
Created 22-Nov-09
Modified 22-Nov-09
Matt + Heidi 10.03.2009

T + L

Visitors 2
64 photos
Created 29-Nov-09
Modified 29-Nov-09
T + L

Grandma Sophie's 90th Birthday Party

Visitors 28
65 photos
Created 11-Jan-10
Modified 11-Jan-10
Grandma Sophie's 90th Birthday Party

Ida - 4.5 months

Visitors 91
82 photos
Created 2-Feb-10
Modified 2-Feb-10
Ida - 4.5 months

Ayaan and Family

104 photos
Ayaan and Family

Ravenswood Room 007

Visitors 26
149 photos
Created 25-Mar-10
Modified 25-Mar-10
Ravenswood Room 007

The Shisslers

45 photos
The Shisslers

Kim and Andy + Zippy

Visitors 33
114 photos
Kim and Andy + Zippy

826CHI Prom Hanks

Visitors 632
201 photos
826CHI Prom Hanks

Greer & Erildo

Visitors 58
269 photos
Created 30-Apr-10
Modified 30-Apr-10
Greer & Erildo

Baby Lucy

Visitors 2
24 photos
Baby Lucy

Judy

Visitors 1
24 photos
Judy

Ida's Baptism

Visitors 9
51 photos
Ida's Baptism

Mae-Hee Rose

Visitors 15
54 photos
Mae-Hee Rose

For Connie

Visitors 3
6 photos
Created 21-May-10
Modified 21-May-10
For Connie

Harper's 4th Birthday Party!

37 photos
Harper's 4th Birthday Party!

Tea Party!

Visitors 10
23 photos
Tea Party!

A Day In the Life of Room 007

Visitors 21
68 photos
A Day In the Life of Room 007

Last Day of Pre-K!

Visitors 28
57 photos
Last Day of Pre-K!

The Arts Of Life 10th Year Party

Visitors 51
195 photos
Created 25-Jun-10
Modified 25-Jun-10
The Arts Of Life 10th Year Party

Julie+Patrick!

Visitors 26
626 photos
Julie+Patrick!

Happy B-day, V!

Visitors 11
252 photos
Happy B-day, V!

Tallulah & Hugo!

Visitors 3
56 photos
Tallulah & Hugo!

Julie + Patrick BW

Visitors 14
626 photos
Julie + Patrick BW

Super Rudden Turns 6!

Visitors 4
72 photos
Super Rudden Turns 6!

Samantha+Brian

Visitors 21
204 photos
Samantha+Brian

Amaya

Visitors 3
18 photos
Amaya

Donations to AREA Chicago's Cheap Art for Chicago Show & Auction

Visitors 15
8 photos
Created 1-Aug-10
Modified 1-Aug-10
Donations to AREA Chicago's Cheap Art for Chicago Show & Auction

Ada Turns 6 with the Marx Brothers

Visitors 10
34 photos
Ada Turns 6 with the Marx Brothers

Abby's 1 Year Session

Visitors 13
145 photos
Abby's 1 Year Session

Bill Tucker

Visitors 9
60 photos
Bill Tucker

Strawdog

Visitors 5
40 photos
Created 8-Sep-10
Modified 8-Sep-10
Strawdog

Luci and Family

Visitors 7
140 photos
Luci and Family

Dave+Alicia!

Visitors 8
408 photos
Dave+Alicia!

Charlotte + Audrey!

46 photos
Charlotte + Audrey!

Strawdog State Of The Union Opening Reception

Visitors 5
72 photos
Created 13-Oct-10
Modified 13-Oct-10
Strawdog State Of The Union Opening Reception

Chris & Lindsay!

Visitors 22
48 photos
Created 2-Nov-10
Modified 2-Nov-10
Chris & Lindsay!

NaMi and Family

Visitors 0
5 photos
NaMi and Family

Schwarz Family

Visitors 3
55 photos
Schwarz Family

Na-Mi and Family Autumn 2010

Visitors 7
82 photos
Na-Mi and Family Autumn 2010

Happy Birthday, Hannah

Visitors 5
112 photos
Created 13-Nov-10
Modified 13-Nov-10
Happy Birthday, Hannah

Strawdog Theater Co. Phonebooth Fundraiser

Visitors 16
29 photos
Strawdog Theater Co. Phonebooth Fundraiser

Mae @ Garfield Park Conservatory

Visitors 8
23 photos
Mae @ Garfield Park Conservatory

Food & Performance

Visitors 8
75 photos
Food & Performance

Latino Union's 10th Anniversary

Visitors 1
131 photos
Created 14-Dec-10
Modified 14-Dec-10
Latino Union's 10th Anniversary

Rudden And Jack

Visitors 7
206 photos
Created 15-Dec-10
Modified 15-Dec-10
Rudden And Jack

New Chicago 2011 Mayoral Candidate Forum

Visitors 111
156 photos
New Chicago 2011 Mayoral Candidate Forum

Devil In Chicago

Visitors 10
39 photos
Created 3-Jan-11
Modified 3-Jan-11
Devil In Chicago

Carrie+Frank

Visitors 26
356 photos
Carrie+Frank

Master & Margarita

Visitors 0
0 photos
Created 27-Jan-11
Modified 27-Jan-11

Master & Margarita Promo

Visitors 14
58 photos
Created 27-Jan-11
Modified 27-Jan-11
Master & Margarita Promo

I Would Sing

122 photos
I Would Sing

Lesson One: I Would Sing

Visitors 1
120 photos
Created 10-May-11
Modified 10-May-11
Lesson One: I Would Sing

People Eating Giving for 826CHI

87 photos
People Eating Giving for 826CHI

Chris + Lindsay Get Married!

445 photos
Chris + Lindsay Get Married!

Making Movies @ The Congress 06.03.2011

Visitors 8
29 photos
Making Movies @ The Congress 06.03.2011

Brady+Chloe+Fam

26 photos
Brady+Chloe+Fam

2011 RVA Visionary Awards

15 photos
2011 RVA Visionary Awards

Jess+Donnie Get Married!

Visitors 16
207 photos
Jess+Donnie Get Married!

Erin+Benson Engagement

Visitors 5
51 photos
Erin+Benson Engagement

Na-Mi Turns 4!

Visitors 2
162 photos
Na-Mi Turns 4!

Whittier Occupation Part 2

Visitors 5
18 photos
Whittier Occupation Part 2

2011 RVA Visionary Awards

Visitors 156
171 photos
2011 RVA Visionary Awards

Tera & Mike Engagement Photos

Visitors 2
110 photos
Tera & Mike Engagement Photos

Brady+Chloe's Family!

Visitors 5
50 photos
Brady+Chloe's Family!

Erin + Benson Wedding Samples

33 photos
Erin + Benson Wedding Samples

Stephanie (aka Speedy) + Noah!

358 photos
Stephanie (aka Speedy) + Noah!

Charlie Turns 1

65 photos
Charlie Turns 1

Hannah Turns 3!

142 photos
Hannah Turns 3!

Erin + Benson Wedding

Visitors 13
761 photos
Erin + Benson Wedding

Charlotte & Audrey 2011

Visitors 1
50 photos
Created 26-Nov-11
Modified 26-Nov-11
Charlotte & Audrey 2011

Lovefest for Kristen a.k.a. Cox

Visitors 109
28 photos
Lovefest for Kristen a.k.a. Cox

Welcome to the World, Teddy!

Visitors 36
40 photos
Welcome to the World, Teddy!

Anna Fermin @ SPACE 03.29.2012

Visitors 14
82 photos
Created 2-Apr-12
Modified 2-Apr-12
Anna Fermin @ SPACE 03.29.2012

Room 104 Publishing Party

20 photos
Room 104 Publishing Party

Mommas In the Movement Brunch

Visitors 10
76 photos
Created 4-Jun-12
Modified 4-Jun-12
Mommas In the Movement Brunch

2012 RVA Visionary Awards

189 photos
2012 RVA Visionary Awards

Na-Mi Turns 5!

Visitors 7
122 photos
Created 27-Jun-12
Modified 27-Jun-12
Na-Mi Turns 5!

Strawdog Theatre Promos June 2012

Visitors 11
43 photos
Strawdog Theatre Promos June 2012

Zahawa + Faisal

495 photos
Zahawa + Faisal

Mia Maternity Photos

51 photos
Mia Maternity Photos

UIC Social Justice Initiative

Visitors 0
13 photos
UIC Social Justice Initiative

2012 NSAC

Visitors 7
50 photos
2012 NSAC

Sarah+Mackel

35 photos
Sarah+Mackel

Sarah+Mackel

Visitors 46
192 photos
Sarah+Mackel

National Sexual Assault Conference 2012

Visitors 3
170 photos
National Sexual Assault Conference 2012

Strawdog Candids

Visitors 5
38 photos
Strawdog Candids

Baby Lea

Visitors 10
56 photos
Created 5-Oct-12
Modified 5-Oct-12
Baby Lea

PCA

Visitors 1
27 photos
PCA

Jen + Dave 08.12.2012

Visitors 19
379 photos
Jen + Dave 08.12.2012

SJI Exhibit Photos

Visitors 4
24 photos
Created 16-Oct-12
Modified 16-Oct-12
SJI Exhibit Photos

SJI Exhibit High Res

Visitors 5
87 photos
SJI Exhibit High Res

Saaya's 1 Year Birthday Party

Visitors 6
211 photos
Saaya's 1 Year Birthday Party

Las Caras Lindas Tea Gala

Visitors 32
108 photos
Las Caras Lindas Tea Gala

Hina+Travis

Visitors 36
381 photos
Hina+Travis

H+T Private

Visitors 13
40 photos
H+T Private

Charlie Turns 2

Visitors 12
134 photos
Charlie Turns 2

#Durbinville 2012.12.06

Visitors 4
92 photos
Created 7-Dec-12
Modified 7-Dec-12
#Durbinville 2012.12.06

Erin + Brian (Highlights)

43 photos
Erin + Brian (Highlights)

Rudden's 8th Bday Party

65 photos
Rudden's 8th Bday Party

The Cousins

Visitors 5
144 photos
The Cousins

CGCT Book Release Party

95 photos
CGCT Book Release Party

IYJL Fundraiser

51 photos
IYJL Fundraiser

Meleah & Luke

11 photos
Meleah & Luke

Erin + Brian - Nov 2012

Visitors 54
694 photos
Erin + Brian - Nov 2012

One Billion Rising - Chicago (10 Pix)

Visitors 4
16 photos
One Billion Rising - Chicago (10 Pix)

One Billion Rising - Chicago

Visitors 0
129 photos
One Billion Rising - Chicago

OBR - Chicago (Small)

Visitors 1
129 photos
OBR - Chicago (Small)

The PHO Workshop Feb 23, 2013

Visitors 2
36 photos
The PHO Workshop Feb 23, 2013

Erin + Brian B&W

Visitors 18
695 photos
Erin + Brian B&W

Erin + Brian (Vintage)

Visitors 14
66 photos
Erin + Brian (Vintage)

Woods Fund Grantees

Visitors 21
41 photos
Woods Fund Grantees

Jody Williams in Chicago

73 photos
Jody Williams in Chicago

2013 Seeds of Change Fundraiser

Visitors 4
224 photos
2013 Seeds of Change Fundraiser

Chicago Students Protest High Stakes Testing

141 photos
Chicago Students Protest High Stakes Testing

UIC SJI

Visitors 20
363 photos
UIC SJI

Harishi Vests

Visitors 81
73 photos
Harishi Vests

#CharterPushOut Press Conference

Visitors 4
115 photos
#CharterPushOut Press Conference

Never The Same - Grassroots Archiving Symposium

31 photos
Never The Same - Grassroots Archiving Symposium

Raquel + Jonah

Visitors 59
360 photos
Raquel + Jonah

Na-Mi Turns 6!

Visitors 3
119 photos
Na-Mi Turns 6!

Na-Mi turns 6! (B&W)

Visitors 2
119 photos
Na-Mi turns 6! (B&W)

Rachel + Matt

Visitors 1
45 photos
Rachel + Matt

#FMFP2013 Opening Ceremony: Honoring the 1963 Chicago School Boycott

Visitors 6
98 photos
#FMFP2013 Opening Ceremony: Honoring the 1963 Chicago School Boycott

2013 Free Minds Free People Conference

Visitors 8
520 photos
2013 Free Minds Free People Conference

Fanny + Jorge (07.07.13)

Visitors 80
513 photos
Fanny + Jorge (07.07.13)

Forté Events @ The Silver Room

Visitors 9
118 photos
Created 28-Jul-13
Modified 28-Jul-13
Forté Events @ The Silver Room

Meleah + Luke 07.27.2013 (Samples)

Visitors 44
51 photos
Meleah + Luke 07.27.2013 (Samples)

2013 CFS Freedom Fellows

Visitors 1
84 photos
2013 CFS Freedom Fellows

(LowRes) 2013 CFS Freedom Fellows

Visitors 3
84 photos
(LowRes) 2013 CFS Freedom Fellows

Missy + Paul (Sneak Peak!)

Visitors 12
56 photos
Missy + Paul (Sneak Peak!)

Meleah + Luke (07.27.2013)

Visitors 52
539 photos
Created 10-Sep-13
Modified 10-Sep-13
Meleah + Luke (07.27.2013)

Samar+Zeid Preview (08.23.2013)

Visitors 3
34 photos
Samar+Zeid Preview (08.23.2013)

Bending the Arc Symposium with Angela Davis

Visitors 0
223 photos
Created 12-Sep-13
Modified 12-Sep-13
Bending the Arc Symposium with Angela Davis

Decolonizing Future Intellectual Legacies & Activist Practices: Another Chicago Is Possible Opening Plenary

Visitors 17
84 photos
Decolonizing Future Intellectual Legacies & Activist Practices: Another Chicago Is Possible Opening Plenary

CESA Conference Plenary: Decolonizing Intellectual and Activist Practices

Visitors 7
107 photos
CESA Conference Plenary: Decolonizing Intellectual and Activist Practices

Missy + Paul (08.10.2013)

Visitors 85
747 photos
Missy + Paul (08.10.2013)

Greg M Headshots

Visitors 3
84 photos
Greg M Headshots

Samar + Zeid (08.23.2013)

Visitors 10
373 photos
Samar + Zeid (08.23.2013)

Unfurling: An Exhibition of Five Explorations in Art, Activism, and Archiving

Visitors 21
170 photos
Unfurling: An Exhibition of Five Explorations in Art, Activism, and Archiving

Jack's 7th Pirate Bday Party

Visitors 3
55 photos
Jack's 7th Pirate Bday Party

Sabra + Chris (08.31.2013)

Visitors 12
590 photos
Sabra + Chris (08.31.2013)

Rachel+Matt Sneak Peek

Visitors 6
23 photos
Rachel+Matt Sneak Peek

YouthCount Talent Show

Visitors 9
67 photos
YouthCount Talent Show

Kait+Alex (Sneak Peek)

Visitors 10
84 photos
Kait+Alex (Sneak Peek)

Fermentation Fest Sat. 10.05.2013

Visitors 3
164 photos
Fermentation Fest Sat. 10.05.2013

(High Res) Fermentation Fest 2013

Visitors 2
164 photos
(High Res) Fermentation Fest 2013

Fermentation Fest (Videos)

Visitors 1
3 videos
Created 7-Oct-13
Modified 7-Oct-13

Ravenswood Elementary Green Not Gray Rally

Visitors 13
49 photos
Created 13-Oct-13
Modified 13-Oct-13
Ravenswood Elementary Green Not Gray Rally

Sandhya + Nate Preview

Visitors 12
96 photos
Sandhya + Nate Preview

Unfurling Closing Event: Unfurling Mess Hall

Visitors 19
79 photos
Unfurling Closing Event: Unfurling Mess Hall

Unfurling: Hair Braiders' and Natural Stylists' Summit

Visitors 10
93 photos
Unfurling: Hair Braiders' and Natural Stylists' Summit

Charlie Turns 3!

Visitors 13
108 photos
Charlie Turns 3!

Susanne + Drew's Lurf Party Preview

Visitors 83
102 photos
Susanne + Drew's Lurf Party Preview

Meleah + Luke (B&W + Vintage)

Visitors 1
583 photos
Meleah + Luke (B&W + Vintage)

Rachel + Matt

Visitors 6
515 photos
Rachel + Matt

Girls On the Run!

Visitors 0
28 photos
Girls On the Run!

Sandhya + Nate Wedding

Visitors 12
1200 photos
Sandhya + Nate Wedding

GUAVA - Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene One Woman Show @ PUJA

Visitors 38
65 photos
GUAVA - Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene One Woman Show @ PUJA

Baby Eric!

Visitors 2
48 photos
Baby Eric!

Ransby-Sporn Family Photos

Visitors 6
72 photos
Ransby-Sporn Family Photos

Malcolm London Headshots

Visitors 19
40 photos
Malcolm London Headshots

CSH Illinois Supportive & Integrative Housing Symposium

Visitors 40
127 photos
CSH Illinois Supportive & Integrative Housing Symposium

Susanne + Drew's Lurf Party! (Final)

Visitors 8
409 photos
Susanne + Drew's Lurf Party! (Final)

2014 Centro Autonomo Adult HS Graduation

Visitors 17
151 photos
2014 Centro Autonomo Adult HS Graduation

Ishi Vest

Visitors 82
132 photos
Ishi Vest

2014 Moving Dialogs: Global Exchange Africa’s Shifting Beat

Visitors 4
68 photos
2014 Moving Dialogs: Global Exchange Africa’s Shifting Beat

2014 Spring Ishi Vest

Visitors 0
0 photos
Created 25-Apr-14
Modified 25-Apr-14

2014 Seeds of Change Crossroads Fund Fundraiser

Visitors 2
176 photos
2014 Seeds of Change Crossroads Fund Fundraiser

2014 Spring Ishi

Visitors 41
126 photos
2014 Spring Ishi

FDFN2014

Visitors 155
41 photos
Created 24-May-14
Modified 24-May-14
FDFN2014

Kim + Nate Wedding (Samples)

Visitors 12
26 photos
Kim + Nate Wedding (Samples)

I Too Am A Mother 2014

Visitors 3
78 photos
I Too Am A Mother 2014

Workers Cooperative National Conference

Visitors 67
95 photos
Created 5-Jun-14
Modified 5-Jun-14
Workers Cooperative National Conference

Sage & Sharrieff & Sun

Visitors 4
34 photos
Created 9-Jun-14
Modified 9-Jun-14
Sage & Sharrieff & Sun

Kim + Nate Wedding

529 photos
Kim + Nate Wedding

Kim + Nate Wedding (Low Res)

Visitors 4
529 photos
Created 17-Jun-14
Modified 17-Jun-14
Kim + Nate Wedding (Low Res)

Emily + Jen Wedding Preview

Visitors 56
30 photos
Emily + Jen Wedding Preview

Na-Mi Family 2014

Visitors 2
74 photos
Na-Mi Family 2014

2014 Workers Cooperative National Conference

Visitors 30
336 photos
2014 Workers Cooperative National Conference

Sage & Sharrieff's Baby Shower

Visitors 4
63 photos
Created 12-Jul-14
Modified 12-Jul-14
Sage & Sharrieff's Baby Shower

2014 CFS Freedom Fellows

Visitors 9
85 photos
2014 CFS Freedom Fellows

Jen + Emily Get Married!

Visitors 21
804 photos
Jen + Emily Get Married!

Kait + Alex

Visitors 33
600 photos
Kait + Alex

Baby Sundiata

Visitors 11
48 photos
Baby Sundiata

Stacy Rene Band

Visitors 17
160 photos
Stacy Rene Band

Baby Sundiata's Naming Ceremony

Visitors 3
64 photos
Baby Sundiata's Naming Ceremony

Stacy Rene Band @ Elbo Room 2014.10.02

Visitors 4
38 photos
Stacy Rene Band @ Elbo Room 2014.10.02

Yadira + Javier 08.23.2014

Visitors 35
506 photos
Yadira + Javier 08.23.2014

Allan + Paul Get Married 08.31.2014

Visitors 16
621 photos
Created 11-Nov-14
Modified 11-Nov-14
Allan + Paul Get Married 08.31.2014

YEPP's Faces - 11.09.2014

Visitors 0
0 photos
Created 12-Nov-14
Modified 12-Nov-14

YEPP's Faces Nov 9th Performance

Visitors 3
90 photos
Created 12-Nov-14
Modified 12-Nov-14
YEPP's Faces Nov 9th Performance

2014 Bending the Arc

Visitors 2
196 photos
Created 1-Dec-14
Modified 1-Dec-14
2014 Bending the Arc

Jhonathan Y Jenny!

Visitors 21
166 photos
Created 22-Dec-14
Modified 22-Dec-14
Jhonathan Y Jenny!

DyMynd Money In Style

186 photos
DyMynd Money In Style

Color of Violence 4 Incite! Conference

Visitors 32
283 photos
Created 14-Apr-15
Modified 14-Apr-15
Color of Violence 4 Incite! Conference

COV4 Cultural Event

98 photos
Created 17-Apr-15
Modified 17-Apr-15
COV4 Cultural Event

Jada's 7th Bday Party

102 photos
Created 13-Jun-15
Modified 13-Jun-15
Jada's 7th Bday Party

2015 Asian Giving Circle Awards Ceremony

Visitors 2
90 photos
2015 Asian Giving Circle Awards Ceremony

Freedom Beyond Occupation & Incarceration w/ Angela Davis & Rasmea Odeh

Visitors 0
63 photos
Created 5-Jul-15
Modified 5-Jul-15
Freedom Beyond Occupation & Incarceration w/ Angela Davis & Rasmea Odeh

Brandon's Kids

60 photos
Brandon's Kids

Jane+Sarah Wedding Photobooth

Visitors 28
170 photos
Created 13-Oct-15
Modified 13-Oct-15
Jane+Sarah Wedding Photobooth

Jane+Sarah Wedding 08.22.2015

1137 photos
Jane+Sarah Wedding 08.22.2015

Marianne + David 08.29.2015

329 photos
Created 20-Oct-15
Modified 20-Oct-15
Marianne + David 08.29.2015

Kamille + Lonzo Wedding

1246 photos
Kamille + Lonzo Wedding

2016 Seeds of Change

239 photos
Created 14-Apr-16
Modified 14-Apr-16
2016 Seeds of Change

2016 Creating Justice - Benji Hart - Vogue Studies

65 photos
2016 Creating Justice - Benji Hart - Vogue Studies

2016 Seeds of Change (Photos by Sarah-Ji & Pidgeon Pagonis)

305 photos
Created 15-Apr-16
Modified 15-Apr-16
2016 Seeds of Change (Photos by Sarah-Ji & Pidgeon Pagonis)

2016 Seeds of Change (Black & White)

239 photos
Created 15-Apr-16
Modified 15-Apr-16
2016 Seeds of Change (Black & White)

Kamille + Lonzo Wedding - Vintage

Visitors 5
135 photos
Kamille + Lonzo Wedding - Vintage

CFS Freedom Fellows 2016

Visitors 2
140 photos
Created 27-Jul-16
Modified 27-Jul-16
CFS Freedom Fellows 2016

Project Fierce Breakfast N Beds 2016

Visitors 19
147 photos
Created 15-Nov-16
Modified 15-Nov-16
Project Fierce Breakfast N Beds 2016