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Welcome

I would like to thank all who have contribute to this issue of the Journey Magazine. In this issue, we are showcasing some of the work of members of CAAAP. These images show a broader perspective of slices of the Black experience than what we see in mainstream media. We are a people with a rich history that have and continued to contributed to the world in many ways. I encourage others to contribute as well for upcoming issues. We look forward to seeing more from you. John E. Smith Jr. CAAAP Journey Magazine Editor-in-Chief

Welcome to our first quarterly edition of the CAAAP Journey Magazine since 2006. CAAAP is comprised of novices to award winning photographers. Our aspiration for the CAAAP Journey Magazine is to combat the negative images that are constantly seen in mainstream media. We believe we are much more than the negative images portrayed on a daily basis and we want to highlight the every day positive and special events within the African diaspora. Abena Sharon Dale CAAAP Journey Committee Member August 2014

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There is a point where photographs (composition) make sense. Photographs are successful (photos) have some emotional component that humans respond to. I lo interesting; something humane for connection. This is why most of my work is abo Bracey, a freelance photographer currently residing in Chicago, Illinois. My work ha magazines, newspapers, annual reports, and purchased by many private collector Associates of Arts degree from Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson, Kans Arts degree in Communications from Webster University, St. Louis, MO (1981), and Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago (1997). I am fortunate to have received great praise and recognition for my lectures, photog acquired various awards; the most recent being a grant from the Community Arts A BERNARD BROWN SR. Chicago (2004), and a fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council (2003) for my African Sargeant at Arms project (exhibition & book of the same title) and the 1987 Pulitzer winner John H. W the Year (2001); and the book titled, MILBERT The Journey: The Next 100 Years (2006 releas BROWN in conjunction with RooseveltFounder University & Press, the Chicago Historical Society, and Lifetime Member newspaper. CRYSTAL WILEY BROWN I am a member of the Chicago Alliance of African-American Photographers (CAAAP BURNS March 2002ñApril 2004; an associateTYRONE member with the National Association of Bla a member with the City of Chicagoís African Advisory where their focus is b LOUIS BYRD Council III between the African, African-American, and West Indian cultures within the city.

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FARRAD ALI PRESIDENT

I am Farrad Ali, a Chicago-based freelance photographer. I am the official photographer for the Hyde Pa Jazz Society and one of the staff photographers for irockjazz.com. I have contributed images to various C covers, inserts, and other artist promotional materials. Over the last few years, I have developed an affinity for photographing musicians in the Chicago area. I photographers and musicians in the same ilk. We both are struggling to improve our sound and we ten be critical of our work in the process. 10,000 hours of practice on a musician's instrument is transforme art with a click of the shutter. BLOWINGhas BUBBLES This journey in photography led me to view my cameras as instruments that display sound. I have b member of CAAAP for 2 years and it is my hope that my work in photographing the Chicago jazz scene, enhancements is needed, please inform See below: Chicago architecture, andme. Chicago street photography will continue to nurture the mission of CAAAP. Fo more information on my photography, please visit my event photography site (http://images.farradali

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ABENA SHARON-DALE SECRETARY PATRICIA EPPS GERARD EVANS FOSTER GARVIN VICE-PRESIDENT FRANK GRAVES ROBERT JACKSON DON KELLY LEE LANDRY FLOYD MANNING

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President’s Message

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FARRAD ALI PRESIDENT

I am Farrad Ali, a Chicago-based freelance photographer. I am the official photographer for the Hyde P Jazz Society and one of the staff photographers for irockjazz.com. I have contributed images to various covers, inserts, and other artist promotional materials. Over the last few years, I have developed an affinity for photographing musicians in the Chicago area. I photographers and musicians in the same ilk. We both are struggling to improve our sound and we te be critical of our work in the process. 10,000 hours of practice on a musician's instrument is transform art with a click of the shutter. This journey in photography has led me to view my cameras as instruments that display sound. I have member of CAAAP for 2 years and it is my hope that my work in photographing the Chicago jazz scene, Chicago architecture, and Chicago street photography will continue to nurture the mission of CAAAP. F more information on my photography, please visit my event photography site (http://images.farradal

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Message from the President

CYNTHIA ANDERSON DARRELL BATISTE BOB BLACK Founder & Lifetime Member have probably been said throughout

We live in interesting times. Those words the history SHEILA BLACK of our planet, with each civilization having a firm perspective on the issues and challenges that JOHN BLANTON they faced. We are no different in that regard. As photographers, we choose to be different MICHAEL BRACEY when it comes to our ability to capture memories and document the actions of society. We tell Treasurer stories in hundredths of a second. We challenge ourselves to beBROWN betterSR. and we tend to never be BERNARD Sargeant at Arms completely satisfied in our work. The best photo that we have taken will be taken tomorrow. MILBERT BROWN Such is our view of life as well. Founder & Lifetime Member CRYSTAL WILEY BROWN

The reissue of our quarterly journal, The Journey Magazine, represents a reaffirmation TYRONE BURNS of our commitment to the mission of CAAAP. By executing our mission, we are providing a LOUIS BYRD III service to our community that is nothing short of being LUZVIMINDA beneficial to society as a whole. In this CALO issue and future issues of The Journey Magazine, we hope toCARROLL inspire you, FLOYD JR. to challenge you, KAYE to educate you, and ultimately, to transform you. It is our goalCOOKSEY to be a beacon that helps you BOB CROOMS navigate the ever-changing world of photography and how photography intertwines with our JEFF CRISMAN culture. We will tell the stories that have not been told. We will show the images that have not DADA been seen. We will allow you to read the words that haveJANINE not been written. Our focus is on our jmdada@yahoo.com community and what it is and is not doing. ABENA SHARON-DALE

SECRETARY Regardless of your level of photographic knowledge,PATRICIA CAAAPEPPS has a place for you. We seek GERARD EVANS to recognize the achievements of our members and their contributions to society. We seek to be FOSTER GARVIN a support system to help each member on their journey through photography. We seek to showVICE-PRESIDENT case people in our community that exemplify the positiveFRANK attributes that each of us know, yet GRAVES seldom see in traditional media. Those with great knowledge much to share. Those who ROBERThave JACKSON have a great thirst for knowledge have much to learn. PickDON up KELLY your cameras, master them, and live the mission of CAAAP. LEE LANDRY FLOYD MANNING There is much work to do and much to learn as we go along together. Enjoy The Journey‌

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2013-2014 CAAAP Board Members Election Photography- John E. Smith Jr.

Farrad Ali giving a campaign speech about his vision for CAAAP.

Counting the votes

Newly elected 2013-2014 CAAAP Board members: (l-r) Bernard Brown Sr.- Sargent-at-Arms, Abena Sharon Dale- Secretary, Farrad Ali- President, Foster Garvin Jr,- Vice President, Michael Bracey- Treasurer. CAAAP Journey Magazine 9


2013-2014 CAAAP Board Members Election Photography- John E. Smith Jr.

Newly elected 2013-2014 CAAAP President Farrad Ali and Vice President Garvin Foster Jr.

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Workshops, Presentations Highlights Photography- John E. Smith Jr.

Lighting Workshop presented by Philomon Najieb gave some techniques on studio lighting.

Jeff Crisman, CAAAP Education Chairman talking about upcoming seminars.

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My background in art started with receiving crayonw as a child and develop into creating my own Super Heroes in my own comic books. This need to create images that reflected my experiences continued to grow. I majored in art in college and discovered photographic techniques in a class called Experimental Techniques in Contemporary Media. I was fascinated by the use of photography as another tool for creating images. I took every photo class offered and even creates some classes in the advanced study options. I was hesitant in making the digital transition , but as the equipment got better, I converted. Now, combining digital shooting with image processing software, the boundaries for creativity has exploded. I see creative possibilities in everyday things, as well as possible creative collaborations. In my work I explore applying design elements such as juxtaposition of shapes, lines, and repetition. I look forward to expanding my vision in art, photography, and video. I have done photography for magazines, CD covers, and a host of different projects. I have received numerous awards including WCFL radio/ Hasselbad camera finalist, , and Fashion Photographer of the Year for the Midwest Beauty Awards. My creative journey continues as I look forward to expanding my vision, and exploring the digital photography fusion with videa. Website: jesmithphoto.wix.com/jes tEmail: jes3122001@yahoo.comact: email: jes3122001@yahoo.com


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Steve Harvey hosting 50th Annual Golden Fellowship Dinner for Chicago Urban League

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James Compton, former CEO of Chicago Urban League

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Patti LaBelle performing at 50th Annual Golden Fellowship Dinner for Chicago Urban League

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Rhianna concert at United Center, Chicago, IL

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B. B. King at Chicago Blues Fest

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African Festival of the Arts, Chicago, IL

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LisaRaye, actress. model

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Larry Redmond photography Amnesty International

Larry Redmond

Larry Redmond graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he majored in Philosophy and minored in English. He later attended the John Marshall Law School earning a Juris Doctor degree. He studied art and photography at Chicago State University where he developed a passion for Documentary Photography and Photojournalism. He became a member of the Chicago alliance of African-American Photographers because he appreciated the organization’s dedication of professionalism and excellence in the practice of the art of photography. He is also a member of the Washington Park Camera Club. He currently lives in Chicago with his wife and five children. You can contact Larry by email @: lredmond3@juno.com

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Larry Redmond photography

Amnesty International- Congressman Danny K. Davis

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Jamaal Gayles, mix media artist, rapper


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Helen West, organizer of the Lake Meadows Art Fair 2014 Lake Meadows Art Fair

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Yusuf Ali El, poet/ author/ motivational speaker

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Larry Davis, Head Peace Design

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Maggie Brown at the Lake Meadows Art Fair by Abena Sharon Dale. Saturday, June 21st at six o’clock Maggie Brown along with Dexter Sims and Taylor Moore were about to perform at the Lake Meadows Art Fair when the storm rolled in. A few members of the audience moved under the Music Hall awning of the vacant Griffin Funeral Home to get shelter before the downpour. Shortly after Maggie came over as well and was urged by the audience to sing. “Trooper” Maggie agreed the show must go on. Dexter strummed his upright bass and Taylor beat the drums. It turned into a very magical evening. The thunder even joined in and played on beat. We listened intently as Maggie sang songs that were encouraging and uplifting. As Maggie concluded her set the storm quietly went away as did we. Thank you Maggie Brown for a magical evening! 36 CAAAP Journey Magazine


Maggie Brown at the Lake Meadows Art Fair

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DARRELL BATISTE BOB BLACK kisses the new edition to his family the mother looks Founder &as Lifetime Member SHEILA BLACK JOHN BLANTON MICHAEL BRACEY Treasurer BRACEYPHOTO@AOL.COM

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There is a point where photographs (composition) make sense. Photographs are about something. The most successful (photos) have some emotional component that humans respond to. I look for something interesting; something humane for connection. This is why most of my work is about people. I am Michael J. Bracey, a freelance photographer currently residing in Chicago, Illinois. My work has been published in various magazines, newspapers, annual reports, and purchased by many private collectors worldwide. I hold an Associates of Arts degree from Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson, Kansas (1979), a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Webster University, St. Louis, MO (1981), and a Master of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago (1997). I am fortunate to have received great praise and recognition for my lectures, photography exhibitions, and have acquired various awards; the most recent being a grant from the Community Arts Assistance Program in BERNARD BROWN SR. Chicago (2004), and a fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council (2003) for my Africans Within the Americas Sargeant at Arms project (exhibition & book of the same title) and the 1987 Pulitzer winner John H. White Award for Portfolio of Magazinethe Year (2001); and the book titled, MILBERT The Journey: The Next 100 Years (2006 release) published by the CAAAP BROWN in conjunction with RooseveltFounder University & Press, the Chicago Historical Society, and Chicago Tribune Lifetime Member newspaper.


A little girl peers through the barred window of her parents’ home on the island of Bocachica, Colombia.

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A resident of Quibdo’ waits for her child on an unpaved sidewalk during a morning rainstorm.

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This past February 2014, my two Spanish speaking companions and I spent three weeks traveling throughout Colombia South America photographing and interviewing Afro-Colombians for my on-going African Diaspora project titled, Africans Within the Americas. We visited eight towns within three weeks and spoke with various people about their experiences living in the country with the third largest African descendant population in the Americas; next only to Brazil and the United States. The following is an excerpt from my journal accompanied by a few photographs from my Colombia portfolio. Michael Bracey 20 June 2014 13 February 2014, Quibdò, Colombia The steady rain played a rhythmic beat on the corrugated zinc roof all night singing us soundly to sleep. In the morning, I saw bowls and buckets filled with rainwater strategically placed throughout Ana Gloria’s home she shares with her two adult sons, her pre-teen granddaughter and little black puppy that happens to be teething. It gnaws on everything, including your toes that are exposed through your sandals. As I open the door and look outside, I see the “barrio” is awake and up and moving. Umbrella toting neighbors scurry to their destinations leaping over or walking around puddles of muddy water. Children dressed in blue and white uniforms are making their way to school, while their counterparts now wearing their play clothes will change positions in a half a day for their afternoon school session. “Buen Dia,” a neighbor says as she walks pass with toddler in tow. “Buenas Dias,” I reply smiling while grateful to practice my Spanish. Less than a minute after my morning salutation, a neighbor’s loud and imposing sound of salsa music abruptly intrudes on the otherwise damp, but pleasant morning. After a complete song from salsa queen Celia Cruz, Ana Gloria steps onto the porch where I’m sitting in the white plastic chair and writing in my journal. Eying my writing tablet, she says something in Spanish. I “assumed” she asked me, “What am I doing?” I reply, “Escribenido.” I was also enjoying my experience in her “barrio” but didn’t know how to relate it in Spanish. But I’m sure she “read my feelings” from the smile on my face, because she replied with a smile of her own.

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14 February 2014 Cali, Colombia Before Sylvia came to Cali, she lived in Tumaco, a small port town located on the south west corner of the country, on the Pacific Ocean. She smiles as she talks about her hometown, but her facial expressions change when she mentions why she left. She pauses and looks away peering through the curtain-less barred window. Her chiseled cheekbones are soften by the overcast afternoon window light, as she begins to tell us stories that have become too frequently heard about displaced Afro-Colombians. She remembers hearing a story told by a woman who fled from her family’s home in the middle of the night. The para-military had broken in and grabbed the male members of the family. Fearing for her life, she hid in a corner, keeping still and quiet until she was able to escape to the nearby forest. Meanwhile, the leader of the armed henchmen questioned the males one by one as the others looked on shaking in terror. Two of the thugs grabbed one of the young men and began calling him vile and disgusting names while roughing him up and forcing him to his knees. They made the others watch as they forcibly placed his arm across a tree stump, then took a machete and mercilessly chopped off his right hand. The leader turned and asked the young man’s father if he approved of his son’s dismemberment. Out of shock and probably fearing the thugs would harm others, the father, sacrificing his son, bowed and shook his head in agreement. The public is made to watch these horrific acts as loved ones or community members are dismembered; a foot, an arm, or both, like a cut up chicken and left to bleed. If they die, their remains are then put on display as a scare reminder. I was appalled and stunned with this story and the entire inhumane practice of this “quartering” tactic. 42 CAAAP Journey Magazine


Ana Gloria shares a laugh with her cousin outside a downtown market in Quibdo’, Colombia.

Activist for Afro-Colombia women, Silvia Rodgrigo is distracted by activity outside her window as she speaks with Ruth Goring about her intentions to help the displaced people. Cali, Colombia CAAAP Journey Magazine 43


Abena Sharon Dale Abena Sharon Dale is a freelance photographer who developed a passion for photography at an early age. Her artistic focus began as she studied photography at Chicago State University. She has since explored and documented the beauty and interactions of the African experience. Her diverse photographic interests range from documentary, photojournalism, events, cityscapes and portraits. She has been an active member of CAAAP since 2006 and served as CAAAP secretary since 2007.

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Chosen Few Reunion Picnic

George Willborn

Terry Hunter jammin’ on the ones and twos

George Willborn and friends

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Chosen Few Reunion Picnic The Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic by Abena Sharon Dale The Chosen Few was originally called “Chosen Few Disco Corp. which transformed into house music. DJ Wayne Williams founded the “Chosen Few” in 1977. The Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic started in 1990 with only the DJ’s family and friends. The current Chosen Few DJs include: Wayne Williams, Jesse Saunders, Tony Hatchett, Alan King, Andre Hatchett, Terry Hunter and Mike Dunn. This was the 24th year of the Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic, which took place on July 5, 2014. It has now grown to many thousands of attendees each year.

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Abena Sharon Dale June 14, 2014, Family Day at the Beaubien Forest Preserve. Activities included canoeing, archery, and building forts. 48 CAAAP Journey Magazine


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Jill Scott performing at the Taste of Chicago

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Jill Scott performing at the Taste of Chicago

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Photography- John E. Smth Jr.

Foster GarvinJr. I am Foster Garvin Jr. and I am a photographer. I am the principal party of 2elevenphotography. I shoot weddings, special events, portraits, fine art, landscape and cityscapes to name some of what I photograph. Over the years I have transitioned from film to digital and that has lead me further into the “artist� end of the medium. When photographing people, I prefer a photojournalistic approach, but at the end of the day, I just love capturing images. I have worked with a number of organizations over the years and have captured everything from politicians to babies, from zebras to water lilies. I am available for events of every type. I can be found on the web or at my blogsite. The following images were taken at the annual International Festival of Life. The location was Union Park on Chicago's near west side. The event features entertainment from across the globe, sale of food, merchandise and other items. Head liners included Third World Reggae Ambassadors, The Manhattans, Glenn Jones, Supa G and a number of others. The event took place throughout the 4th of July weekend.

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BLOWING BUBBLES

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A PROUD CHICAGOAN IN WASHINGTON DC ON INAUGURATION DAY 2009

A proud Chicagoan in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day 2009

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FRANKLY SPEAKING

Frankly Speaking

THE BATTLE IS OVER

The Battle is over

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It seems I’ve always had an interest in visual images, but a cursory interest in photography. While admiring photos that stood out to me, it was rarely with the mindset of…who made it, how or why. Noted photographer, Brent Jones, gave a talk a while back, sharing his experiences. He touched on his fears, missed opportunities, successes and growth. He declared he found his voice through photography. His proclamation both stunned and heartened me by how matter of fact he was. Since childhood, I’ve been capturing moments. However, in the last several years, I’ve felt a need to express myself…my creativity and was looking for an outlet. A writer or storyteller, I’m not, but I do love a good story. A good book has the ability to thrill…to transport. I’ve observed the same in a well done photograph. I chose photography for the visual and have come to recognize the power of its narrative. I’m excited to continue my exploration of photography and intrigued by the potential of finding my voice.


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Curtis “Kojo� Morrow Hi John: How do you like this layout for our journal magazine?

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Travel T ip s Presented by Michael Bracey

Before you travel 1. Do your research. (Why are you going there) Read up on the customs. 2. Make sure you have the proper documentation to get you in and out of the country 3. Check for security restrictions? 4. Make sure you have the proper medical documentation. 5. Make sure lodging has been secured 6. You may want to have a guide. Hotel may have a person to show you around. Your connections from Chicago may connect you with someone. You can feel them out and then negotiate your price. 7. Decide what camera equipment (Lenses, Flash, Film, Digital Storage, Batteries, Cards) you are going to take. (Suggest you take more than one camera). Choice of lenses: Wide: 20 – 28 mm, Normal 50 mm, Zoom 70 – 200 mm, or 28 – 70 mm. 8. Research their electrical/power converters. 9. Make a checklist for right amount of clothes, medicine. 10. Notify your bank where you will be traveling. 11. Make sure the country you are traveling to will accept your credit card. 12. Check out US States Department to make sure its safe to go and they can tell you what to look out for. 13. MAKE COPIES OF YOUR PASSPORT! Taking better photographs 1. Composition: It’s not what you see, but how you see it. It’s the way you arrange the subject, the background and other parts within the area. For example: The rule of thirds (horizontal and vertical). 2. Viewpoint: Know the rules before you break them. Check out different types of angles. 3. Lighting: Daytime / Nighttime of the same subject. The best time to shoot is whatever time is the best for the viewpoint you have chosen to photograph. 4. You can document landmarks. Funding 1. Self-funded 2. Grant writing

Question: 1. Have you noticed any country that was resistant to taking photos? Arab countries. You should ask before taking photos or shoot from the hip. A lot of times if the children take to you the elders will embrace you.

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Education Seminar with Guest Photographer

tar,

(Terrence Reese)

tar talked about some of the hurdles and highlights in his career. He also gave some details on one of his projects and current book “Reflections�. He revealed how he was able to get Commercial photographer

some celebrities to pose for his project.

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Cynthia Anderson

Cynthia Anderson is a native Chicagoan with several years experience in photo journalism. Her passion for photo journalism began while working in the property management industry. She has photographed building construction and renovations, disasters, resident activities, employee development programs for newsletters and companies Intranets. Her photographs provided historical archives for companies that tell a story of accomplishments and successes made by residents, company team members and community partners.

Cynthia has also photographed a variety of events ranging from private parties, social gatherings, family reunions, fashion shows, worship services, and concerts to sporting and political events. Cynthia enjoys life and living it to the fullest with family, friends and colleagues. While she has a strong passion and enjoys capturing memorable moments and events through her camera lens, she holds fast to a strong work ethic and principles of customer service and excellence. CAAAP Journey Magazine 63


Study on Gang Intervention in the City of Chicago Cynthia Anderson Photography In light of the violence that is being reported in Chicago and our last CAAAP meeting, I thought about photos and video I shot on 2/3/14, of a group of young men between the ages of 13 - 17 years old, who were being interviewed by students and a faculty member from Cornelius University. Cornelius University student was doing a study on gang intervention in the City of Chicago. The young men in the photos live in a gated housing development on the West side of Chicago. They were all on the A and B honor roll and actively participate in a mentoring program provided by the organization, Target Area, who intervene and provide activities and alternatives to inner city gang and drug activity. Representatives from Cornelius asked the group questions that ranged from described your daily routine, to describe your five year goals, to what challenges would distract you from achieving your five year goals to, how you handle controversy? The group of young men also prepared and performed two short skits on how they defuse controversy when confronted.

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The 2013 CAAAP GRANT WINNER

LARRY REDMOND

2013 CAAAP Grant Winner Larry Redmond

Larry Redmond, graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he majored in Philosophy and minored in English. He later attended the John Marshall Law School, earning a Juris Doctor degree. He studied art and photography at Chicago State University where he developed a passion for Documentary Photography and Photojournalism.. He became a member of the Chicago Alliance of African-American Photographers because he appreciated the organization's dedication of professionalism and excellence in the practice of the art of photography. He is also a member of the Washington Park Camera Club. He currently lives in Chicago with his wife and five children.

You can contact Larry by email @LREDMOND3@JUNO.COM

2014 CAAAP Grant Winner Crystal Wiley-Brown

Photography- John E. Smth Jr.

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Terrence BlountPhotography

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