big freeze: a portrait of chicago

© Jon Lowenstein | NOOR

Yesterday Channel 4 showcased Jon Lowenstein‘s Chiberia, a multimedia photo story showing the extent of the extreme winter that has gripped Chicago, causing local supermarkets to shut down completely, resulting in a state which Jon has referred to as a ‘food desert’. Although the city’s spirits have been tested the people are resilient in their fight to continue everyday life. The short features a collaboration of photography, moving image and recorded sounds, which come in the form of atmospheric snippets from Chicago’s current situation, combined with interviews from the surrounding community.

Jon provided an interesting alternative study into his ever expanding investigation into the life within South Side Chicago.

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