CITY 2000 | Chicago in the Year 2000
These photographs were made for City 2000, a privately funded effort to create a documentary archive of Chicago at the transition between the 20th and 21st Centuries. Three series created for the archive explore a sense of place and particularity. Oak Park Avenue, records views of homes along Oak park Avenue in the northwest corner of the city, a post-World War II Chicago neighborhood with a curiously non-urban quality. Views From Home, looks out the windows of homes in various parts of the city. These images show some of the diversity of places Chicagoans look on from home. Nancy’s Bath is a record of an especially luxurious home bath in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Selections from these projects were shown at Chicago’s City Gallery throughout 2000. The archive is permanently housed at the University of Chicago.
“I wanted to record a sense of these places – to honor their presence at this particular moment in history.”