Don’t drop your camera- wrap the strap around your wrist.
Look out for each other.
Field Trip Assignment (film or digital)—
Photograph at least one of each of the following:
Politely ask someone if you can photograph them. If they say no, respect that.
A detail of a building (door, window, etc.)—but do not photograph inside people’s homes. Creep.
A portrait of a classmate.
Shoot from the hip.
Shadows and reflections.
PILSEN MURAL WALK
18th and Ashland
next to Taqueria Los Comales
Reach for Peace
Nine youth came together to create this mural to express their feelings toward the Pilsen community. The mural’s theme is peace. The young artists wanted to show the community the true meaning of the Pilsen neighborhood and residents. Hands were used several times in the mural to represent different messages, such as the bridging hands are showing how people are united in the neighborhood. The hands that are joined together are a representation of worldwide peace, and also a symbolism for unity between the “new” and “old” generation of Pilsen residents.
HEAD EAST ON 18th ST.
1805 S. Bishop St.
Stop the Gentrification of Pilsen
Artist Hector Duarte depicts United Farm Workers co-founder César Chávez and Mexican revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata flanking a multigenerational Pilsen family, a pushcart vendor and anti-gentrification protesters. Such efforts will not stop affluent newcomers from moving into Pilsen but, for years to come, the neighborhood will remain the cultural heart of the Chicago area’s Mexican-American community. Gentrification is a general term for the arrival of wealthier people in an existing urban district, a related increase in rents and property values, and changes in the district's character and culture. The term is often used negatively, suggesting the displacement of poor communities by rich outsiders. But the effects of gentrification are complex and contradictory, and its real impact varies.