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The photography class was great. It gave me a chance to be creative and to see the beauty of God.Tracey M.
Stormy morning – waiting for the sun to rise. Geese and ducklings swimming and dipping in the water. Getting lost between sunrise and sunset. The beautiful colors, the dark blue water and skylights. Bird watching early morning – what did I miss? Beautiful colors of water and sky.Ruby T.
I love the After Supper Visions program. It has made me become more appreciative of photography. A picture can say a lot of words. One is love for the ASV program…Lamont B.
Photography is a recording of expression. My expression is freelance; the ability to share a message, my message is peace and excitement.Robert N.
I love this project because it makes me feel proud taking pictures of doors, windows, plants, animals, and buildings. I do enjoy taking pictures; it makes me feel good about animals, plants, building, food, and myself.Sandra W.
People will forget what you said…But will never forget how you made this feel. A Adapted from Maya AngelouDeborah A.
Everything must be rooted and grounded in love according to the Bible. The flower, carrots and the celery were rooted and grounded in love, so was our country, symbolized by the flag and Patriot on the Horse. Want to change the world… root for love, by loving yourself and others, by making a world a better place for all to love. That is how you change the world; root for love, by being rooted in love. Sow love, reap love, reap what showed and grounded in love.Kenny S.
Photography puts us in the Here and Now. It teaches us beauty, and therefore life itself is fleeting.Vernon J.
The photo project has improved my creative and artistic expressions. My images are an expression of my creative side. Thanks to Catholic Charities for giving me a chance to become an artist.Chester P.
Photography is an art and I pray that my pictures are a good example of my talent as an artist.Gerald G.
As the saying goes: A picture is worth a thousand words. In other words, pictures can tell a story. Good or bad, happiness, sadness, whatever the story might be; a visual of what you are trying to say could help the story be told better.Christopher D.
I am 48 years old, AA, disabled, single female; who is both an educated mason that is both poor and homeless. I am also a non-veteran, non-gang member, without children. Due to gentrification, I was evicted out of public housing after a quarter of a century. All praises and thanks to Father God and Catholic Charities. I am moving from being barred from low-income housing to the bus and park bench to a new home of my own. Step by step.Michelle T.
I like taking pictures around the holidays because everything is so decorative. I like taking pictures of the Bulls, the Sox, the Blackhawks and the Cubs, all in Chicago because they are all winners.Ronald G.
As I walked off the escalator at Harold Washington Library and caught sight of all those extraordinary dog tags, I thought of all the lives sacrificed. That in itself was enough to inspire me. The dog tags tell stories of men and women, some who lost lives and some MIA. My words cannot express how I felt when I took these photos. I can only say that my heart goes out to all those courageous men and women whom they represent.Earl B.
The world of structure, enthusiasm, accomplishment in photo synthesizing and obedience in learning. These are my feelings about photography.David C.
Bike photo: I wanted a straight photo with a diagonal feel to it. I thought it was cool to take a photo like this. I tried to grasp a photo that no one else takes – a unique perspective. I like my photos to be an art piece hung in someone’s living room or office space.Anthony B.
Um.. Hello, this is America. You can salute the Flags. You can pray like Mary. You can roar like a lion. You can soar and fly like an eagle. Your call.Kenny S.
In my pictures, I have captured the beauty in objects and places with different medium, which allows me to express unique pictures.Herman H.
It was a hard discussion to come up with all these very creative statements. It is the beauty a person can capture that gives me complete joy.Maurice B.
I like to go to take pictures with my friends to see who has the best pictures. I name mine. A. Taste of the east B. The trees have shadows C. Reflection D. Long way homeJerry T.
This is my first year in the photo class. The more I relaxed the more fun I started having. It you think it is beautiful it is probably a good picture.Sandra D.
Photography relaxes me. It makes me feel proud to be a Chicagoan. Our city is so beautiful – we should never take for granted. We are blessed to live here.Michael W.
I like to take pictures of the places I used to stay at when I was homeless. These photos remind me of my past, and the After Supper Visions Program is helping me move forward to a better place.James L.
What I like about the project is that it was fun doing it and I hope some sell. I like water and the river because they are peaceful and quiet. I wanted to capture the moment.Aaron C.
Feels exciting to be part of the photo project. I got a chance to create something to capture nature and it makes me feel more of a part of creation.Thomas L.
Always needing to express my feelings toward the world of inventiveness, a perception of my imagination, to be an expression of freedom.William R.
The day is to be a man’s job. I like to walk and see the Chicago waters.John L.
I live here in Chicago. I am an artist that really appreciate what Catholic Charities is doing with the photography sessions. Looking forward to doing more photo events with them.Lamont S.
Photography is like still poetry, looking through the lens of a camera, I try to find something that speaks directly to me. I love to escape. Photography is a perfect way to escape. When I am taking pictures, I go to a faraway place where I can become one with the camera, and nothing else matters. I love my photography class. I have learned how to hold a camera correctly, at the same time choose a view that speaks directly to me.Eva M.
I love the “poetry” photo. When I was 14 years old Gwendolyn Brooks visited my High School and read her poems. It was my first introduction to a Poet Laureate. Ms. Brooks explained to my class the definition of a Poet Laureate. Ms. Brooks literally spoke these words “We Real Cool.” After Supper Visions teachers have inspired me. They are the reason why I took these photos.Kim J.
The Catholic Charities is where I spend time doing things I like to do like taking photos of Chicago and yoga and whatever they have but most of all is taking photography.Maurice C.
The one thing I love about art is the flowers, plants and the way you can capture it all if you have that eye for the perfect picture before it is all gone.Robert S.
The Catholic Charities “After Supper Visions Photography”. This career of 17 years has brought out my hidden artistic talent thanks to the “Master Teacher, Jody” of the photography program.Margaret A.
The shape of my photo picture is the flower, the color shape of it like shape from the build is how it was the color in it is so good. I like my photo. It is good to have the shape bring out the color in it, just great. It must be my flower that the color brings out. It’s ok to me. Many things you see can inspire you and help you see things differently, but the moment the eyes to your heart are open it will inspire you even more because now it’s not only the eye that captures what inspires yo…Joe J.
The Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier Chicago is awesome. I wanted everyone to know how it feels when you stand at the bottom of the stairs, excited and afraid to get on. So, I laid on the ground and took this picture, and then I ran away!Sharon C.
Thank you! I took the stain glass picture at Holy Name Cathedral. I took the Chicago underground train station picture at the Harrison stop on the red line. This one is looking out the window of the Harold Washington Library.John B.
I like taking pictures hoping that someone will be inspired by what Chicago looks like through my vision of what I see.Bobby L.
My name is Ms. Sandra, I am pleased to see and continue my insight of the 2018 photos. Please enjoy.Sandra J.
This is my seventh year in the photo show and I love to take pictures of trees and plants outdoors. I like how the shadows fall on the shot. My best picture is the tree with sunshine just on the front.Jerry T.
The photos give us good idea of the future of Chicago: buildings and landscapes that are beautiful. The photo project inspires me to look for pictures I want to take.Donnell W.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
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Were you able to join us at the ASV 2019 Opening Night Reception last evening? All across the room, you could hear people saying, “Amazing,”, “Beautiful,” and “Fantastic Job” as the stunning artwork of the ASV artists was unveiled to … Continue reading
ASV Photo Team members Ellen Gorney, Jody O’Connor and Carolyn Winterfield were hard at work today, framing artist photos and attaching the artists’ individual photos to their personal statements, all in preparation for next week’s ASV 2019 Photo Exhibition. Meticulous … Continue reading
ASV offers our sincere thanks to Monsignor Michael Boland, President and CEO of Catholic Charities, who recently interviewed ASV Photo Team members Noreen Russo and Linda Roxe on his weekly radio show, to hear details about the 2019 ASV Photo … Continue reading
ASV artists were hard at work yesterday, doing final edits on their photos with members of the volunteer ASV Photo Team. The essence of the photos is never changed. The edits are done simply … Continue reading
A great time was had by all last evening, as ASV Photo Team members joined together to throw one heck of a kickoff party! Our warmest thanks to all who came in support of ASV and its artists. We are so … Continue reading
“Rainy Days and Mondays” are not going to stop this party! Come help us kick-off the 2019 ASV Photo Exhibition with this special annual “friend-raiser” tonight, Monday April 29 from 5:30-8:30 at Lagunitas’ Tap Room, 2607 W. 17th Street in Chicago. … Continue reading
Planning your week ahead? Don’t forget next MONDAY, APRIL 29, IS THE ASV FRIEND-RAISER AT LAGUNITAS’ TAP ROOM! There’s no better place to support ASV artists and hear the inside story about this year’s ASV Photo Exhibition June 7-9. The band Ryan Joseph Anderson … Continue reading
Lagunitas’ Tap Room will be rocking to the sounds of the Ryan Joseph Anderson band on April 29. Check out their website below to learn more: http://www.ryanjosephanderson.com/ Don’t miss this chance to see them LIVE! See you April 29!
The ASV “Every Sip Counts” friendraiser April 29 is going to be a fabulous shindig, with great food, drinks, LIVE MUSIC and a chance to get the inside scoop on this year’s photos that the public will see for the first time … Continue reading
ASV cordially invites you to a fabulous evening of food, drinks and fantastic music all in support of the upcoming 2019 ASV Photo Exhibition! See the details below, then plan on bringing all of your friends and work colleagues to … Continue reading