PERSPECTIVES ON PHOTOGRAPHY SPEAKER SERIES 2018-2019:
 
 
Folded Map, Bridge to Chicago's Segregation
A Lecture by Tonika G.  Johnson
 
      As creator of the multi-media project, "Folded Map," Tonika G. Johnson is an innovative photographer and activist who uses art to illuminate the disparities between Chicago's North and Southside neighborhoods while introducing residents to each other in order to promote a discussion of the issues. On Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 4:30 pm she will present her project and facilitate a guided conversation about the issues raised in "Folded Map."
      Ms. Johnson is a photographer/visual artist from Chicago’s Southside neighborhood of Englewood. She received her BA in Journalism & Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2003 and her MBA from National-Louis University in 2005. In 2010, she helped co-found the Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E), whose mission is to “mobilize people and resources to force a change in Englewood by identifying barriers, addressing them while promoting positivity through solution-based approaches." She currently serves as its full-time Program Manager.
      Tonika Johnson was featured in Chicago Magazine as a 2017 Chicagoan of the Year for her photography of Englewood's everyday beauty as a counter to its negative media coverage. Her “Everyday Englewood” images were exhibited at Loyola University's Museum of Art (LUMA) earlier this year. Her multi-media project, "Folded Map," was also exhibited at LUMA from July 3rd to October 20, 2018.­ Her website is www.tonikaj.com.
 
 
Sunday, April 28, 2019, 4:30 pm
Perspective Gallery  •  1310-B Chicago Ave.  •  Evanston, Illinois
Admission is free and open to the public.
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