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DePaul Documentary Corps to Hear from Local Photographer

BIPOC march in summer 2020
Still photo from Chicago Protests: A Joyful Revolution, by Vashon Jordan Jr.
On Wednesday, February 17, students in the DePaul Documentary Corps internship course will speak with local photographer Vashon Jordan Jr. In 2020, Jordan documented many of the city's racial justice protests with photographs. These photos are collected in his first book, Chicago Protests: A Joyful Revolution. He is currently a senior at Columbia College Chicago.  

Jordan will discuss how he responded to a historic moment through documentary photography, in a dialogue with Prof. Lisa Dush and the students of the Documentary Corps. The session will run from 1:00-2:00 p.m. and is open to members of the community. 

Jordan was recently featured on ABC 7 Chicago and WBEZ's​ Reset.

​The DePaul Documentary Corps internship course, which will host Mr. Jordan, offers students training in oral history and documentary methods. It is a project of DePaul's Experiential Humanities Collaborative, HumanitiesX​. The Corps is working this quarter to collect oral histories from the DePaul community,  which will  be added to the “Documenting Covid-19" collection at DePaul’s Special Collections and Archives.
To request a Zoom link for the Feb. 17 session, please contact HumanitiesX at ​