New Chicago Work: Photographs by Steve Schapiro
The second exhibition of Schapiro's work highlights his current photographs from the Black Lives Matter and anti-violence protest movements in Chicago. A smaller exhibition featuring his photographs from Chicago’s Misericordia Heart of Mercy home will also be on display. Opening Reception and Q & A with Steve Schapiro and WBEZ’s Jason March, Thursday, February 21st, 5-7pm. (Q & A begins at 5:30).
The Gage Gallery at Roosevelt University is "Chicago’s premier space for showcasing contemporary critical social photo-documentary" (Newcity Art). The Gallery exhibits work that is consonant with the mission of the University and its ideals of social justice. It serves the academic goals of the University by hosting numerous public lectures, panel discussions, and symposia, which allow groups to learn about, and discuss, the important social issues of our time. Gallery exhibitions have explored themes including immigration, incarceration, gun violence, terrorism, mental illness, LGBTQ activism, and poverty.