Find me at Open Engagement 2017

On Saturday April 22nd, I’ll share my Significant Surfaces and Wild Lines projects at the Open Engagement conference which takes place in Chicago this year. My talk is called “Towards a philosophy of socially-engaged photography” and it will start at 3:00pm in the UIC Gallery 400 Lecture Room.

In related news, Janet M., who participated in Significant Surfaces and is featured in Wild Lines 1, will be featured in a new production called The Homeless Monologues at the Goodman Theater.

Janet tells me she’s really excited to have her stories performed by a professional actor. She’s been spending more time doing outreach and educating the public about homelessness, and she’s looking forward to going to a conference in DC as a member of the Lincoln Park Community Shelter Associate Board. All the funds raised at this event will benefit the Lincoln Park Community Shelter where Janet is a devoted volunteer.

We hope to see you at one or both of these events!

* “Open Engagement (OE) is an annual, three-day, artist-led conference dedicated to expanding the dialogue around and creating a site of care for the field of socially engaged art. The conference highlights the work of transdisciplinary artists, activists, students, scholars, community members, and organizations working within the complex social issues and struggles of our time.” Find out more at