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Photos Document Remote Learning at a Chicago Elementary School

As COVID-19 began spreading through the United States in 2020, Chicago Public Schools, like many school systems around the country, decided to have all of its 350,000 students attend class remotely from home. Chicago-based photographer Ludvig Perés picked up his camera and began documenting this radical change to the lives of students, teachers, and their families.

My Friend Sent Me on a Photo Quest During Social Distancing

My friend Jon Gilchrist and I were talking about cabin fever and ways to stay active while also socially distancing during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He had the idea to come up with a route on Google Earth and Street View for me to bike and take a few pictures on.

I Shoot Instax Photos That Document Victims of Violence in Chicago

In 2016, there were 762 murders in Chicago, the most by far anywhere in the United States -- more than the total of New York and Los Angeles combined. This year there have already been over 600 homicides. I was born and raised in Canada, where there are fewer murders in the entire country than Chicago has in one year.

POV: Street Photography on the Sidewalks of Chicago

Street photographer Keenan Hastings released this short 2-minute video that shares his point-of-view during some photos he shot in Chicago recently. We see him roaming the sidewalks of the city in search for interesting people and photos with his Fujifilm X-T1, XF 35mm lens, and a GoPro camera.

The Previously Unseen Work of 70s Chicago Nightlife Photographer Michael Abramson

The late Michael L. Abramson forever sealed into emulsion the energy and emotion of Chicago nightlife. From blues clubs to strip clubs, his photography revealed a side of the Windy City that had never really been documented before.

To honor just some of his life work, a posthumous exhibition titled Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night is currently being put on by the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Columbia College Chicago Library.

Chicago Skylines and Thick Fog Make For Surreal Urban Landscape Photos

Photographer Michael Salisbury is a determined Chicagoan with a desire to slow down and capture the world around him in the most vivid and compositional of ways. It was last month, after a string of severe storms, that he had the opportunity to combine his love for the Windy City’s architecture with some surreal fog that coated the beaches and skyscrapers of Chicago like a blanket. The series is titled June Fog, and the results are astounding.

When Photos DO Lie: High School Student ‘Flip Off’ Photo Sparks Outrage

The photo above clearly shows star Stevenson High basketball player Jalen Brunson flipping off the crowd... or does it? The photo, which has caused an online firestorm and almost got the youngster suspended from a tournament, is being called into question after video and another photographer's coverage show that it captured something that only existed for a fraction of a second -- a moment that was gone before anyone present saw it.