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ALSO: THE 2020 PHOTO EXHIBITION SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 12-14 HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE FOR UPDATES.
My personal escape…Spending years struggling to keep a roof over your head, a decent meal in your body and protective clothing from the elements causes one to lose sight of his surroundings. Photography taps into the soul and brings out the joy of freedom.Reginald H.
I like to talk to others and see a new life. Time is not good – I don’t have a job or home. Working for it all but pictures and the photo project are helping me to look up. Being with friends at photo project has helped me.John L.
The photography class was great. It gave me a chance to be creative and to see the beauty of God.Tracey M.
Be free to express yourself through the love of art of the art you love.Jerrell C.
I enjoy photography. It brings back memories when I was smart kid, who loved my teachers. Teachers who took the time and showed us how much fun it was to learn. We went on field trips, that was exciting to us when I was in grammar school and high school.Regina H.
I am so proud and humbled to be in this show. I have for so long been called a loser, good for nothing, never amount to anything person. Today I know I am none of those negative things. Having been clean and sober for seven years I can truly say I feel a part of something good. I see myself as being a photographer and an artist. I’m grateful for this social opportunity. I thank God for everyone involved in making this event successful.Andy A.
A picture is worth a thousand words but I had nothing to do. Taking photos is a good hobby and I hope someone will like my talent.James S.
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.
Photography is my calling. I have been with the “After Supper Visions” program for 16 years. I am a pioneer of this program. It enabled me to show my love for my two sons through this art. Thank you for helping me to support my sons as a single parent.Margaret A.
The one thing I love about art is that it is relaxing. I love nature, the flowers, plants and landscape. The two pictures of the landscape, the one with the water was in the Gurnee area. It is so beautiful up there! The second one was taken in McHenry County. The tulip picture was just a random one. I was caught in the rain, I thought, “wow, the water droplets on the tulip, this will make a great picture”. I hope that we, as humans, will not destroy the beauty of our Planet!Andre C.
I love the way Chicago is. It is my kind of town. I take pictures.Ralph C.
Random photography of the city. From the early morning not as bitterly cold outside as it feels.Ruby T.
Everything changes through the eye of a camera. Whether it is a flower, a tire, an ant or a person, there is beauty in everything.Marnee K.
I was born and raised in Chicago. A city of big buildings and beautiful people. When I take pictures this is my way to express myself, using the camera. I love it.Robert N.
Taking pictures makes me feel cool and warm. I like photography. I am so grateful for the scenery that cameras give me. God gave me some vision because I am legally blind but still can see the beauty of life.James F.
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 taking pictures hoping that someone will be inspired by what Chicago looks like through my vision of what I see.Bobby L.
The reason why I am writing this note is because I love to take nice pictures of buildings, cars, windows, animals and others too. Now, the reason why I take pictures is because it makes me feel good about myself. I need something positive to do. Photography is a nice thing to do, indoors and outdoors. Just holding a camera makes me feel special.Sandra W.
Enjoying the sun reflecting on the building while walking through the city.Bobby L.
These three shots were done during the late day because I was trying to capture shade, light and shadow to produce a scene that would be appealing and comfortable to the eye. The third shot with bike was an expression of reflection, light, and shadow.Maurice P.
What I like about photography is trying to find that next great shot. It is the hunt for that picture I find the most fun.Alvin O.
I started photography as a hobby and it turned into a passion. I find it fascinating to shoot a sunrise and a sunset. Noticing how the colors change as the sun rises in the early morning is like God creating his art. Nothing to me can replace photographing God at this best artwork.Tommy L.
My friend and I go out to take pictures as a team and enjoy and compare.Roberta J.
These photos were taken in Hawaii while I worked on a cruise ship this past summer. Although I was working 10-hour days, I was able to get off every now and then and take photos every chance I got. I hope you enjoy them.Robert R.
The view from the river walk to the lake emphasizes the beauty of our city.Valerie B.
I enjoy taking pictures of nature. That’s why I chose four pictures of birds from my day at the zoo. I’m inspired by the colors, background, and beauty.Elizabeth M.
I really enjoy the photo show.Lamont S.
Where do we go when we go. Do you know yet life goes on. Life at time could feel like a cage. Most people have no idea it exist be it up top or at the bottom, we are all seeking of some sort of freedom.Shawn B.
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.
Pictures give me a pleasure of good time. I like taking pictures in the mid-day hours because it makes my day go smoother and faster. Catholic Charities inspires me because of their hospitality every day in serving the homeless. I have been a part of Catholic Charities for 17 years – a very good organization.Sammie B.
My second time trying this medium for expression. I usually draw, paint or write. But this turned out to be very helpful in choosing what to capture on film. Also why to capture on film. So I can only say if it looks interesting I try to capture the interest.Charles F.
Up a Creek Be Still The Road to Oz Dr. WhoBarry G.
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.
My photo vision scenes from Chicago lakefront. With the use of shade, shadows, shots were taken on angles using lines to draw the viewer into the photo sceneHerman H.
It is amazing to join the 2017 photo show. Welcome to Chicago. A) L Train going south on Orleans St. B) A local “lodge” bar on Division and State. C) Eye catching of trees with different direction. D) Here we Chicagoans still have rules.Sandra J.
This is a photo catch of Chicago’s Rye. One of many beautiful aspects of architectural foundation. Look, see, wonder.Ralph W.
The sky is always open for us. Sometimes low, sometimes high, like our goals, short or long. Keep trying; keep working, eventually we will be there. Photography lets me share with others. We can see the different points of view, even seeing the same objects; like our lives.Manami M.
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 positive style can be a style that takes time to build and achieve. The tips and edges (for each shot) are taken in preparation. Reconsideration why there can be a change, can add to different things not being shown, but later be taken into consideration.Brian C.
I try to take photos that show beauty in its many forms. I have named my photos (for fun): A) High on LSD B) Beau Bridges C) Monet Tree D) Rhapsody in BlueBarry G.
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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Category Archives: ASV At Other Catholic Charities Events
Eleven ASV photographers will be included among the prestigious list of international artists whose artwork will be displayed at the 14th Annual Catholic Charities’ Gala of the Arts on Friday, September 11. This black-tie optional event, held in the ballroom … Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who has purchased photos from the new 2015 collection posted on this website. Please tell your family, friends and colleagues about these beautiful photos, and remind them that the photographer who took each photo directly benefits from your purchase of their print(s). New … Continue reading
ASV Project Director Katie Tuten was at Marist High School this weekend for Parish Leadership Day, an event planned by the Archdiocese of Chicago. Katie sold ASV products, told people about the ASV program, and encouraged them to attend our upcoming events. Thank you, Katie … Continue reading
Archbishop Blasé Cupich was the Special Guest at this year’s Thanksgiving Dinner celebration at Catholic Charities headquarters, 721 n. LaSalle Street in Chicago. Chicago’s new archbishop walked from table to table greeting the 150 dinner guests and blessing rosaries as … Continue reading
On Friday, September 5th, from 5-11PM, ASV photos will be featured once again among all of the stunning pieces of artwork on display at the 13th Annual Catholic Charities Gala of the Arts. Held in the magnificent ballroom of Navy Pier, … Continue reading
On Thursday, May 30th, His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, dedicated the All Saints Residence at 11701 South State Street, along with Monsignor Michael M. Boland, Administrator, President and CEO of Catholic Charities. The All Saints Residence is … Continue reading
Catholic Charities Housing Development (CCHD) Department has purchased fourteen ASV framed photos for use in its newest building, the All Saints Residence, at 11701 South State Street in Chicago. The building officially will be dedicated on Thursday, May 30th, 2013, with His … Continue reading