Easter Sunday, 2017.
Two years ago, I made a zine called, Fresh Garb, about the beautiful people who follow the tradition of dressing up for Easter Sunday to signify a rebirth, new beginning, the resurrection, and most importantly hope. This year I was able to make these photographs for @voguemagazine
. Unfortunately, the local, national, and international media’s agenda normally is to represent Chicago, and specifically these neighborhoods, in a light that is less than positive with little to no redeeming qualities, which I feel is far from the truth. Frankly, it’s unfair, not honest, and I think it’s important to highlight the awesome strength and hope these people possess in a place where it can easily be lost. Additionally, I had the amazing opportunity to give prints to a few of the families that I had photographed years prior for Fresh Garb. That was by and far the best part of my day. Thanks again @voguemagazine
for giving me those opportunities. Head over to vogue.com to check out the photos. And you know I had sneak in a basketball photo into the edit. Peace.