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The Manly Art

I made these photographs on the evening of August 20, when the Chicago Park District held its annual boxing exhibition at Welles Park. I also recorded one coach’s instructions to his young boxer: A mile a minute, Ya gotta go out there, Come outta there like a street fighter. Listen to me. I am listening. […]

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Operartion Clean Sweep

It was a year when Drug War hysteria had Americans looking for bogeymen under every bed. But not everyone was delighted with the CHA’s unannounced raids on Chicagoans living in public housing. Despite cheerleading from our town’s daily media, some of the people on the receiving end of the city’s grim “crime-busting” adventure told me […]