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Steven Howington watches as Greg Munno, Newhouse faculty advisor and a member of The Stand’s board, hangs up a photo of him at Blue Brothers Barbershop. The image was taken during the Photo Walk and will remain on permanent display. “I love that picture,” Howington said. “It captures the essence of being a barber.” | Sajida Ayyup, Staff Photographer

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Photos of the neighborhood and its residents find permanent homes in the community

The Stand ended up with thousands of images from its 2018 South Side Photo Walk, and has been finding ways to share the bounty.

Prints of select images are now on permanent display at five South Side locations.

Meanwhile, on display through October, is a gallery show of 30 images from the walk at the Nancy Cantor Warehouse’s Link Gallery, 350 W. Fayette St. The Stand held a reception to open the show in September, drawing photographers who participated in the walk, residents of the South Side, representatives from the mayor’s Office of Communications and other Stand supporters.

Each summer our Photo Walk takes place to capture a typical Saturday in the neighborhood, documenting the people who call the South Side home. This past July marked our ninth year. The event’s success is in the number and variety of people it brings together around the common interest of photography.

This effort to connect people across the divides of geography, cultures and economics was why The Stand was awarded the Finding Common Ground grant.

The grant committee sought projects that worked to turn people toward the world and amplify unheard voices.

We hope that by expanding our Photo Walk with both a gallery show and securing spots for images throughout the community we can help residents feel represented and seen.

 

2018 South Side Photo Walk Exhibit