Chicago- Meet Your City
In 2013 the reality struck me that I did not know much about the city I grew up in and called home. Though how could I when my lifelong desire was to leave it until two years prior. Very steadily, a hunger grew to know and explore the roads, buildings, stores and faces of every part. It was in the Spring that I decided to take a trip to every neighborhood and document a piece of what I found. At the beginning, every street I turned looked intimidating- some days it was difficult to take a step out of the car. Most days it was nearly impossible to approach a stranger for a picture. Hearing the stories, dreams, plans and hopes of every person I spoke to is what truly made Chicago feel like home.
The purpose of this map is to inspire those who call Chicago home to wander from the same 6 or 7 neighborhoods they may see their entire life. For others outside the city it can be a tool to see what Chicago truly has to offer- through the photos I have taken and those being taken daily.