Taken right after the Independence Day Parade –. Many of the participants showed up at Millennium Park.
I found these photos from my 2009 archives. They are of a photographer setting up on the corner of S. Michigan Ave. and Congress Parkway, across the Congress Hotel. By then, hotel workers were on strike for about six years. Now, the strike has turned into the longest-running strike in the US. Read more about [...]
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Illinois Governor Pat Quinn In every one of these photographs is a photographer trying to get his/her best shot of the Gay Pride Parade in Chicago last week. Over 750,000 people attended and/or watched the parade.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson having a dialog with Chicago’s Superintendent of Police, Garry McCarthy No untoward situations occurred except AFTER the march. I will just let the photos speak for themselves. More coming.
A flickr member who is a contact, pointed out this photo to me. A photographer, Mikasi, shot the phalanx of police surrounding the protesters. It so happened that I was standing where the police were. Thanks to Mikasi (Mike Gordon) for letting me use this photo. More excellent May Day rally photos can be viewed [...]
Spectators As usual, I organized a meet up for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Chicago – the greening of the Chicago River and St. Patricks’s Day parade downtown. However, this year, it seemed like the attendance increased. I could not stake out an area along the river because people were already there very early. [...]
Nothing much special this year, but a repeat of the previous years. I did run into Adam Howitt of WalkJogRun near the start of the race. He was photographing the marathon for the site. From Grant Park, I went to State St. where I met up with an Indian visitor to the Chicago Photography Collective [...]
Photographers jostling for the best vantage point to take photos of top finishers This year, I went directly to the finish line. I wanted to take photos of the top finishers. Sam Wanjuro of Kenya won for the men’s division while Liliya Shobukhova from Russia led the women.
This year, the marathon was a little bit more special than usual because a few friends of mine were running (including WalkJogRun‘s Adam Howitt) and we decided to test IF I could actually see and photograph them among the 45,000 or so runners that day. We then decided to meet after the run. I was [...]
Early start for this photographer Part 4 of the special coverage of the Chicago Marathon. This year, 2008, the marathon was renamed to Bank of America Chicago Marathon because LaSalle Bank was bought out by Bank of America (although they already owned the marathon in 2007) and it decided to continue to support the marathon. [...]
A photographer taking pictures of marathon runners who were told to walk because of the heat. 2007 was the year when there was a heat wave in Chicago and the runners and organizers, no matter how prepared, were no match for the heat. At about an hour into the race, the runners who have not [...]
A great vantage point This is the second installment of a series of special posts for walkjogrun.net members: LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon, 2006. What I remember about that day was … it was freaking cold. This year, I organized a photo walk with members of the Chicago Flickr Meet Up group. I started VERY early, [...]
Photographer struggling to take photos of the marathon WalkJogRun members, welcome! In spirit of camaraderie to the WalkJogRun members who probably reached here from the podcast/interview – I am posting 7 years of photos of the Chicago Marathon. Enjoy! 2005 was my first time to photograph the Chicago Marathon, then known as the LaSalle Bank [...]
Photographing on the median At the beginning of this year, a Korean-led church “occupied” part of Michigan Ave. to serenade pedestrians and motorists with evangelical songs. I have no connection with them, I just happened to be there and the young photographers running back and forth to the median caught my attention. Of course.
Then, it was called La Salle Bank Chicago Marathon, but in 2008, it got changed to Bank of America Chicago Marathon because BA bought out La Salle. These pictures were taken from various localities on the marathon route.
Photographer at the skateboarding exhibition Some photos from the Open Streets State Street event in early October 2001. Many outdoor and indoor sports and activities were demonstrated including yoga, breakdancing, roller derby … and of course, the most popular, skateboarding. Here’s a bunch
Anti-war groups together with Occupy Chicago movement (a spin off of the Occupy Wall Street movement) held a rally and march around Chicago’s Loop (downtown) heading to the Obama campaign headquarters which is located nearby.
Open Streets on State Street is the culmination of the summer-long “Go Do Good” art installation on State Street by Kay Rosen, sponsored by the Chicago Loop Alliance. Activities included skateboarding, breakdancing, Capoiera, aerobics, hulahoops, treasure hunt, chalk drawing, music, roller derby … and other fun stuff for kids and kids at heart. Fun times! [...]
Critical Mass is a monthly bicycle ride to celebrate cycling and to assert cyclists’ right to the road. The Chicago Critical Mass bike rides start from Daley Plaza, Dearborn & Washington at 5:30 pm on the last Friday of each month, regardless of season or weather. They are free and fun. All you have to [...]
I was consolidating my hard drives … when I found many more pictures of people photographing that I haven’t posted. This group is from the Immigration Rights Rally back in 2006.
Our photo group (Chicago Photography Collective), was part of the Built Festival that happened during the weekend. Basically, the festival is an alternative space for artists to exhibit their work – a bunch of freight containers transformed into mini galleries. And since it was a festival, there were rock bands and performance artists … and [...]
Last Saturday, a planking flash mob occurred at The Bean. Planking is the act of acting like a plank of wood – basically lie on the pavement facedown with your hands on your side – and remain at that position for at least three minutes or so. So about a hundred, maybe more, people at [...]
Saw them on Michigan Ave. and Jackson … I remember the days I spent time with the group in New Zealand back in the 80s. Those were the days. Oh, here I was in the Sweetwater Festival in the Northwest Coast of New Zealand back in 1981 – where I got marginally involved with the [...]
It’s no longer rare to see many photographers photographing at a parade, any parade … but what’s incredible was there was so many meet ups of different photo groups at last week-end’s Pride Parade. You can tell because they are usually in groups and carrying thousands of dollars worth of equipment. Some of these may [...]