Justin Schmitz & Taft High School

Justin is a newcomer to CPS Lives. With a star-studded repertoire , Schmitz prides himself on finding the action in moments, photographing sports teams and school dances for sport. Ultimately, Schmitz is creating a legacy for himself in the program – reminding all the other photographers that these kids, and us, can have fun too.

Project Overview

Meet the Artist

Justin Schmitz

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

Justin Schmitz is a Chicago based Photographer. He is the recipient of the
Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, The Tierney Fellowship,City of Chicago CAAP Grant,
Albert P. Weisman Scholarship, and The Union League Civic and Arts Foundation
Scholarship. A collection of his work was part of the Mid-West Photographers
Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.  He was runner-up for the
Photography Book Now Prize, and a finalist for the Honickman First Book Prize.

Visit their Website

Justin Schmitz is a Chicago based Photographer. He is the recipient of the
Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, The Tierney Fellowship,City of Chicago CAAP Grant,
Albert P. Weisman Scholarship, and The Union League Civic and Arts Foundation
Scholarship. A collection of his work was part of the Mid-West Photographers
Project at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.  He was runner-up for the
Photography Book Now Prize, and a finalist for the Honickman First Book Prize.

Visit their Website

Lynn Renee Persin Instagram Takeover – February 2020

From February 3rd to 7th, Lynn Renee Persin took over our Instagram to show us the work she has been making at Edison Regional Gifted Center in the north side neighborhood of Albany Park. We are proud to present to you those images, as they become apart of our digital archive !

Project Overview

Lynn Renee Persin is currently photographing at Edison Regional Gifted Center in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood, documenting the school and student life of this new decade. Lynn ask the students that she photographs what does it mean to be living in the present, and how can the choices they make now drive them into a brighter, more colorful future.

Meet the Artist

Lynn Renee Persin

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

Primarily a portrait photographer Lynn loves spending a day shooting at the beach or simply in the backyard of families all over Chicago and the suburbs. Chasing toddlers on her knees and watching a family welcome their new bundle of joy into their home is her forte. And you know it’s a great day when someone comes down the stairs in their favorite superhero costume. Equally as comfortable shooting professional models and actors, Lynn works with a lot of local talent agents helping their clients to put their best face forward.

In addition to portrait shooting, Lynn shoots events all over the Chicago area from Governor Quinn signing of the same sex union bill to 3000 people fundraisers and elaborate weddings. Her constantly growing client list includes the Anti-Defamation League, Jewish United Fund of Chicago (JUF), Ogilvy & Mather, Girl Scouts of Chicago & GNWI, Elle Magazine, GQ Magazine, Shape Magazine, Kaplan University, University of Illinois Chicago, American Jewish Committee, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, BMW, Kimberly Clark, and was recently hired to follow and document Foreign Diplomats visiting the great city of Chicago through the US Department of State, Office of Protocol.

An active participant in the fine art community as well, Lynn Renee has shown her work in the Artist Project, part of Chicago’s Artropolis weekend, Around the Coyote Arts Festivals and receiving the Curator’s Choice Award in 2006 by guest curator and the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Curatorial Coordinator and Curator of Artists Books, Tricia Van Eck.

Visit their Website

Primarily a portrait photographer Lynn loves spending a day shooting at the beach or simply in the backyard of families all over Chicago and the suburbs. Chasing toddlers on her knees and watching a family welcome their new bundle of joy into their home is her forte. And you know it’s a great day when someone comes down the stairs in their favorite superhero costume. Equally as comfortable shooting professional models and actors, Lynn works with a lot of local talent agents helping their clients to put their best face forward.

In addition to portrait shooting, Lynn shoots events all over the Chicago area from Governor Quinn signing of the same sex union bill to 3000 people fundraisers and elaborate weddings. Her constantly growing client list includes the Anti-Defamation League, Jewish United Fund of Chicago (JUF), Ogilvy & Mather, Girl Scouts of Chicago & GNWI, Elle Magazine, GQ Magazine, Shape Magazine, Kaplan University, University of Illinois Chicago, American Jewish Committee, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, BMW, Kimberly Clark, and was recently hired to follow and document Foreign Diplomats visiting the great city of Chicago through the US Department of State, Office of Protocol.

An active participant in the fine art community as well, Lynn Renee has shown her work in the Artist Project, part of Chicago’s Artropolis weekend, Around the Coyote Arts Festivals and receiving the Curator’s Choice Award in 2006 by guest curator and the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Curatorial Coordinator and Curator of Artists Books, Tricia Van Eck.

Visit their Website

Portrait by Abbi Chase

Bob Thall & Carl Schurz High School

Project Overview

Lorem ipsum etiam turpis odio elementum integer velit vel consectetur purus, elit velit netus adipiscing nulla etiam luctus donec ornare, leo aenean vitae etiam conubia dapibus at himenaeos ac. non per mollis rutrum aenean platea urna facilisis, nibh adipiscing gravida ut leo tortor platea senectus, cursus consequat leo bibendum platea blandit.

Semper conubia laoreet amet leo ad ornare aliquam quisque, varius donec quam eget ipsum lorem non diam, iaculis sociosqu leo lobortis ipsum turpis auctor. rhoncus per ipsum nam dapibus maecenas aenean ornare nam, volutpat mollis suspendisse proin pretium etiam habitant sociosqu, elit metus elementum congue adipiscing scelerisque facilisis.

Lacinia blandit tincidunt ipsum non rutrum morbi vitae, facilisis tortor morbi nec hendrerit praesent volutpat, ultricies magna quis tellus orci suscipit. varius litora platea volutpat eros iaculis, diam dictumst amet felis.

Meet the Artist

Bob Thall

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

Bob Thall attended Kilmer Elementary and Sullivan High School in Rogers Park, and then received both his BA and MFA from the University of Illinois Chicago. He was a photographer for the Seagram Bicentennial County Courthouse Project and later was commissioned to photograph historic architecture for the Historic American Buildings Survey, the Chicago Landmarks Commission, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Since 1972, Thall’s non-commissioned photographic work has documented various aspects Chicago area landscape. This work has been published in four monographs and widely exhibited, including one-person exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago (1994) and the Museum of Contemporary Photography (1999). In 1998, Thall was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Photography. Bob Thall taught Photography at Columbia College Chicago from 1978 to 2017, serving as Chair of the department 1999 – 2011.

 

Visit their Website

Bob Thall attended Kilmer Elementary and Sullivan High School in Rogers Park, and then received both his BA and MFA from the University of Illinois Chicago. He was a photographer for the Seagram Bicentennial County Courthouse Project and later was commissioned to photograph historic architecture for the Historic American Buildings Survey, the Chicago Landmarks Commission, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Since 1972, Thall’s non-commissioned photographic work has documented various aspects Chicago area landscape. This work has been published in four monographs and widely exhibited, including one-person exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago (1994) and the Museum of Contemporary Photography (1999). In 1998, Thall was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Photography. Bob Thall taught Photography at Columbia College Chicago from 1978 to 2017, serving as Chair of the department 1999 – 2011.

 

Visit their Website

Portrait by Devina Yoestong

Previous Story

Scott Fortino & The Noble Academy

Next Story

Dorian Sylvain & Dolittle Elementary School