Photo exhibition captures Chicago's youth boxing scene

January 20, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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(Photo by Jason Reblando)
A photo from the exhibition 'Youth Boxing'.

There’s a new photo exhibition at Harold Washington College in Chicago’s Loop. It features young boxers from some clubs run through the Chicago Park District. What you won’t see are typical boxing shots - all hard punches and flying sweat. Photographer Jason Reblando takes a more contemplative approach. The subjects of "Youth Boxing" are caught between rounds, and outside the ring. Reblando sees powerful metaphors of childhood and community in those images. The photographer said that the project was also his entry into life as a Chicagoan.