(Courtesy of the artist and the Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago)
Lillian, New Covenant Church of Deliverance, Chicago, 2011
Paul D'Amato says of this work, "I'm a white photographer taking pictures in the west side of Chicago, a neighborhood that is African American and poor. I'm not supposed to be there." For his photographs, D'Amato approaches strangers and asks their permission to take a portrait. Together they choose a location.
Learn more about the competition and exhibition at the museum's page and on the Around the Mall blog.