On May 12, 2021, we had the social justice/photographer artist Tonika Lewis Johnson lead a webinar to discuss her groundbreaking #FoldedMap project and her most recent project “Equity for Sale.” The genesis of these projects is firmly rooted in her South Side Englewood upbringing.
Her multi-media project titled "Folded Map" illustrates Chicago's residential segregation while bringing residents together to have a conversation, was exhibited at Loyola University's Museum of Art in 2018. Most recently, she was selected to be the National Public Housing Museum's 2021 Artist as Instigator to work on her next project "Inequity for Sale," highlighting the living history of Greater Englewood homes sold on Land Sale Contracts in the 1950s and 1960s.
Thank you for your nice email. I enjoyed the ZOOM meeting with Tonika Lewis Johnson very much. She gave such a great and lively presentation of her work. Her engagement in bringing her community together was really inspirational. In these strange times in which we are now living it is indeed elevating to see that there are people who care about others. And I would like to say the same about APA Chicago. I have just recently joined your photographers community, but immediately I felt welcome. Thank you for that from the bottom of my heart.
Tonika Was Excellent! Drop the mic!!! Thank you from Los Angeles APA.