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The Faces of Need: A Photo Exhibit from the Chicago Tribune

A Photo Exhibit from the Chicago Tribune

The Faces Of Need: An exhibit of photos from the Chicago Tribune

This compelling exhibition, which was held in the Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace, began with photos of the jobless and the homeless taken during the Great Depression, and carried through to today’s recession-wracked neighborhoods. The pictures were taken in Chicago, in Wheaton, in Rockford and in Peotone. The subjects were young and old, living alone and with their families. Their homes were cramped apartments, frigid storage sheds and dirty alleys.

In this retrospective spanning nearly eighty years, award-winning photojournalists from the Chicago Tribune captured the poignant, human dimensions of poverty in the Chicago area.

All photos were for sale, with proceeds benefitting the People's Resource Center in Wheaton.

View a photo gallery of the exhibition here.

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