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Getting ready for the day. A sadhu in Pashupatinath putting his face on for the day. 
#nepal #kathmandu #chicago #ascetic #sadhu #hinduism #pashupatinath  (at Pashupatinath, Nepal)

Getting ready for the day. A sadhu in Pashupatinath putting his face on for the day.
#nepal #kathmandu #chicago #ascetic #sadhu #hinduism #pashupatinath (at Pashupatinath, Nepal)

Soba Noodles
#dinner #chicago (at MY KUTI)

Soba Noodles
#dinner #chicago (at MY KUTI)

lastnightsreading:

Jonathan Coe at Book Court, 9/7/14

lastnightsreading:

Jonathan Coe at Book Court, 9/7/14

लाखे नाच् Lakhe Dance Kathmandu #ktm #kathmandu #nepal #dance #newar #chicago #uchicago #summer2014 (at Kapan, Kathmandu)

लाखे नाच् Lakhe Dance Kathmandu #ktm #kathmandu #nepal #dance #newar #chicago #uchicago #summer2014 (at Kapan, Kathmandu)

Snacking on snails in pnohm penh! Pnohm penh offered yummy street foods such a deep fried snakes, steamed snails and spiced duck foetus!  #snails # pnohm penh #asia #streetfood #uchicago #chicago

Snacking on snails in pnohm penh! Pnohm penh offered yummy street foods such a deep fried snakes, steamed snails and spiced duck foetus! #snails # pnohm penh #asia #streetfood #uchicago #chicago

Began, city of pagoda

Began, city of pagoda

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2 months ago
Yangon rainy nights
#uchicago #yangon #rangoon #chicago #summer  (at Somewhere in Ygn City)

Yangon rainy nights
#uchicago #yangon #rangoon #chicago #summer (at Somewhere in Ygn City)

lastnightsreading:

Celeste Ng at Greenlight Bookstore, 7/9/14

lastnightsreading:

Celeste Ng at Greenlight Bookstore, 7/9/14

Marker Arts of Maggie Nancarrow

2 months ago

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Stories from Chicago’s South Side with @jonlowenstein

To see more scenes from daily life on Chicago’s South Side and learn the stories behind the images, follow @jonlowenstein on Instagram.

Photographer Jon Lowenstein (@jonlowenstein) came to Chicago’s South Side on an assignment fifteen years ago and made a home in the poverty-ravaged neighborhood. He began photographing his community with SX-70 and 4x5 film cameras, leaving a trail of Polaroid portraits with his new neighbors who nicknamed him “Photoman”. He transformed vacant apartments within his housing complex into community exhibition spaces called, “The Island”, and taught photography classes at a local elementary school.

“When I started the project on the South Side, analog was the only way to go. Nowadays so many people in the ‘hood use Instagram that it is a real way to communicate on a local level, as well as national and international,” Jon says.

He credits his college classmate, David Guttenfelder (@dguttenfelder), for exposing him to Instagram, where he now pairs images from his neighborhood with the stories behind them. “I believe that the iPhone is the new Polaroid: I love that I can share my thoughts and observations in real time as I do the work. I find this part most satisfying when I can actually talk with people who I don’t know about issues that I cover.”

Around Yangon!