Voices in the Hall: Photographs of Paul Revere School
February 2005

The Library will celebrate Black History Month with a special photo exhibit entitled Voices in the Hall: Photographs of Paul Revere School.  The exhibition features the work of celebrated photographer Jon Lowenstein and the Paul Revere Photo Club Students.

PhotoJon Lowenstein has won many awards, including the 1998 National Press Photographers Association Photographer of the Year Award, the 58th Missouri Pictures of the Year, Magazine Photographer of the Year Award, and Fuji Community Awareness Award.  He was also recently a finalist for the Gordon Parks Photo Competition and the International Fund for Documentary Photography.  He is an associate member of Aurora Photos.

PhotoLowenstein’s work has appeared in Mother Jones, Time, US News and World Report, Fortune, Elle, Ladies Home Journal, The New York Times, The Nature Conservancy Magazine, and Chicago Magazine, among others.  Lowenstein has been a faculty member of Western Kentucky’s Mountain Workshop and the Southern Short Course.  In December 1999, he was chosen as one of eight staff photographers for the CITY 2000 (Chicago In The Year 2000) project, during which time he started an ongoing project focusing on Mexican day laborers in Chicago.  Recently, Lowenstein completed work on Feel Our Freedom: Communities and Connections for People with Developmental Disabilities, which explores the lives of developmentally disabled people in Illinois.  He currently teaches photography at Paul Revere Elementary School and has been commissioned to complete a book about the school and the nearby community on Chicago’s South Side.  He lives in Chicago.

An opening reception will be held on Sunday, February 6 at 2:00pm.  Jon Lowenstein and the students of Paul Revere School will be in attendance.