Photographer Series: Vashon Jordan Jr.

Fri 30th Apr, 2021 – 11:00am–12:30pm

Posted by Steve Brooks Posted in Diversity & Inclusion, Education, Webinar


Fri 30th Apr, 2021


Free Admission

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Portrait of Vashon Jordan Jr. during a demonstration on May 30, 2020

Photographer Vashon Jordan Jr. covering a Chicago demonstration on May 30, 2020. (Photo/Colin Boyle.)

At 21 years of age and still a student at Columbia College Chicago photographer Vashon Jordan Jr. self-published a photo book titled Chicago Protests: A Joyful Revolution. The photobook was a culmination of capturing over 17,000 images by covering 35 demonstrations, community events, and moments that shaped the Chicago summer of 2020. In this presentation, Vashon will touch on his background and motivation for photography, including why it is so important to document your community at any moment in time.

What you’ll learn:
The process of creating and self-publishing a book
How to store and catalog thousands of images
Using social media to spread the word and gain attention for your project
The creative process of covering live events
And, technical details related to having the proper equipment

Who should attend:
Photographers, historians, people interested in social justice, budding media makers, social media managers, and visual artists should attend.

Schedule (Central time):
11:00 a.m. Welcome + Speaker introductions
11:05 a.m. Vashon Jordan Jr. presentation Chicago Protests: A Joyful Revolution
11:40 a.m. Moderated discussion: Vashon Jordan Jr. + Andreas Endregaard (APA Chicago)
12:00 p.m Your turn to ask! Q&A

This webinar is free and open to the public on Zoom.

A large crowd at a Chicago demonstration on June 6, 2020.

A large crowd at a Chicago demonstration on June 6, 2020. (Photo/Vashon Jordan Jr.)

Speaker Bio:
Vashon Jordan Jr. is a 21-year-old visual artist born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He uses photography and videography to showcase authentic stories and moments that reflect the people of Chicago. Vashon enjoys engaging with youth across the city to inspire and encourage them to follow their dreams. He received his Associate in Arts from Kennedy-King College and is currently studying at Columbia College Chicago.

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