Chicago-based photographer Krista Wortendyke will feature her work “Killing Season Chicago” at the University of Akron’s Myers School of Art. The exhibit will be showcased until Friday, April 14.
“Killing Season Chicago” depicts the sites of homicides. In 2010, Wortendyke documented the location of every homicide in Chicago from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The result is an edifying timeline of photographs that represent the 172 victims during that time.
Focusing on the impact of violence, Wortendyke’s work provides insight and provokes a discussion about violence, not only in Chicago, but in our society. “Killing Season Chicago” won a Communicator Award in 2016 for this long-lasting impact.
This project will be shown until Friday, April 14. Additionally, Wortendyke will be holding a lecture on April 6 at noon in room 107. Both will be located at the Myers School of Art. Everyone is welcome to attend the lecture, visit the installation and support Krista Wortendyke.
Her work has been exhibited across the United States with permanent collections at the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Currently, she is a professor at Columbia College Chicago where she teaches photography classes.
Myers School of Art is located at 150 E. Exchange St. in Akron, Ohio. For more info about Krista Wortendyke, visit www.kristawortendyke.com.