On this installment of the Barber Shop Show we talked to Chicago Public Schools high school students Lily Moore and Diamond Trusty.
They are also investigative journalists through the Columbia Links program (through Columbia College Chicago). They are creating work with a strongly anti-violence message. We also talked with that program’s executive director, Brenda Butler.
Plus, we spoke with Carlos Javier Ortiz (whose original photo is featured here). He is a photographer working with the Chicago Reporter. He talked about some of the stories he’s encountered while capturing images for his “Too Young to Die” photo essay project.
He also spoke about the power of combining photo documentary projects like his with investigative journalism.