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Opening Passages: Photographers Respond to Chicago and Paris

A young woman sits at a long table facing the camera. She wears a button down striped shirt and glasses.
Sasha Phyars-Burgess, Untitled and yet to be determined, 48.9109°N, 2.5461°E -Sira, Ateliers Médicis, Clichy sous-bois, 2023.
A man photographed from behind dances with open arms facing a canal in a Paris district.
On est là. Wanderson, Aubervilliers, 2021 © Marion Poussier.
The interior of a shop features a headless mannequin wearing a red dress with beaded neckline and tape measures drapped around the neck. The the left and right are shelves containing glassware, a cash register, and many white wedding accessories.
Jonathan Michael Castillo, My Quince World (Little Village). Photograph courtesy of the artist.
Two rectangular landscape photos, one centered on top of the other. The larger is a shot of water with a colorful horizon and large rocks in the foreground. The smaller shot shows a barren landscape and empty sky with a low horizon.
zakkiyyah najeebah dumas o’neal, entry #7. 35mm film scans on Canson.
View of a large body of water with the horizon at mid-image.
zakkiyyah najeebah dumas-o'neal, my reverie, series in the open, you are here, 2024, ©zakkiyyah najeebah dumas-o’neal
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May 4, 2024 @ 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Experimental Station

A crowded floral shop with many colorful cut flowers in white vases.
Marzena Abrahamik, Maria Jan Paweł II, series Return, 2020, ©Marzena Abrahamik.
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May 4, 2024 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm


View looking up into a tree of branches and leaves. A bird flies against a dark background.
Rebecca Topakian, mais qu’est ce qu’invasif veut dire? series (n=6-9) [but what does “invasive” mean? series (n=6-9)], 2021. ©Rebecca Topakian
A figure stands on a step with back to the camera and arms raised and holding a lamp, scaffolding in the background. The image is superimposed over another showing a park with concrete structures and graffiti.
Gilberto Güiza-Rojas, Territoire-travail - Afpa, électricien, 2018. ©Gilberto Güiza-Rojas
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May 8, 2024 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Chicago Cultural Center

A black and white streetscape with an empty lot covered in plastic and traffic barriers in the foreground. In the background is a tall sign for JJ's Fish & Chicken.
Sasha Phyars-Burgess, JJ’S Fish + Chicken, series Untitled and Yet to be Determined, 41.8949°, 87.7654° W, Austin, Chicago, 2019. ©Sasha Phyars-Burgess
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May 8, 2024 @ 7:00pm - 8:00pm

BUILD Chicago