Wednesday, July 7, 2010

All Skokie Photo Project portrait session - July 25

Get ready for your close-up, Skokie!

As the Skokie Historical Society board member Dick Witry once pointed out, our lives get busy. While so many of us appreciate learning about our own family history or our Village's history, we sometimes forget we are making history right now and that is worth documenting for ourselves and later generations.  With that in mind, the All Skokie Photo Project invites everyone who makes Skokie what it is today to have their portrait made for inclusion in the Skokie Historical Society's contemporary photography collection.

This portrait session is all about making real portraits of the real people of Skokie. Creativity encouraged. Bring a friend or neighbor. We'll also be asking you to fill out a questionnaire so we and future Skokian can know you better.

When: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sunday, July 25, 2010

Where: Skokie Heritage Museum
8031 Floral Ave., Skokie, IL (map)

How much: Free, but a donation would be appreciated.

Please RSVP on Facebook or contact me via email.
Photos are being posted on Facebook.

More shoots and exhibitions are being scheduled and a contest in cooperation with SkokieNet is in the works.

The All Skokie Photo Project is a year-long community photography project aiming to make pictures of all Skokians--everyone that lives, works, worships, studies in Skokie, ever has, or who just care about Skokie--by May 2011 for inclusion in the Skokie Historical Society's archives. Inclusivity, creativity, bridging the gap among people of different backgrounds and promoting pride in Skokie is the focus.

More sponsors are be being sought. The May project launch was supported by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; the Skokie Fine Arts Commission; the Skokie Park District; SkokieNet, the Village of Skokie, Print Xpress and Kring Lerner Group.

In the picture: Skokie resident and public relations and business communications expert Sally Chapralis. She participated in the June 27 shoot at the Skokie Heritage Museum.

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