Brooklyn-based photographer Emily Schiffer came to Chicago last summer to explore food scarcity issues in the city. While shooting on the South Side, she met Orrin Williams, founder of the Center for Urban Transformation, and came up with an idea for another project that involves using “large-scale photographic installations and urban redevelopment as strategies for pre-visualizing a transformed landscape.”
With the help of Williams and other community leaders, Schiffer plans to locate unoccupied buildings and transform them into indoor growing spaces and grocery stores. Then, Schiffer will install large photographs on the front of blighted buildings.

Photographer To Transform South Side Blight With Public Art - Art - Curbed Chicago
Thx for the tip: Sarah C.!

Brooklyn-based photographer Emily Schiffer came to Chicago last summer to explore food scarcity issues in the city. While shooting on the South Side, she met Orrin Williams, founder of the Center for Urban Transformation, and came up with an idea for another project that involves using “large-scale photographic installations and urban redevelopment as strategies for pre-visualizing a transformed landscape.”

With the help of Williams and other community leaders, Schiffer plans to locate unoccupied buildings and transform them into indoor growing spaces and grocery stores. Then, Schiffer will install large photographs on the front of blighted buildings.

Photographer To Transform South Side Blight With Public Art - Art - Curbed Chicago

Thx for the tip: Sarah C.!