Good things happen when you least expect them, and then the trick is to go with the flow and just let it unfold, not knowing where it will lead. Out of the blue, I was presented with the opportunity to cover for the photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi, who was unable to travel from Berlin to Chicago. I was asked to document Theatre Y performing “You Are Here” as part of their Emerald Camino Project. Twelve walking performances along the boulevards that connect the Chicago neighborhood parks.
I spent three days with the ensemble and audience, walking for about six hours each day through Logan Square, Humboldt Park, and North Lawndale in Chicago.
What follows are the images I made while walking alongside the actors and audience, witnessing performances by the ensemble and local artists.
August 21, 2021
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August 22, 2021
August 29, 2021
For more information about YOU ARE HERE: The Emerald Camino Project and Theatre Y
go to: theatre-y.com
Haman Cross III as Camino Leader
Adrian Garcia Jr.
Director: Melissa Lorraine
Assistant Director: Emily Bragg
Choreographer: Heni Varga
Sound Designer: Kimberle Sutton
Set Designer: Henry Wilkinson
Costume Designer: Rebecca Hinstale
Stage Manager: Emily Bragg
Assistant Stage Manager: Kayla Adams
Assistant Stage Manager: Heaven Rice
Originally Conceived by Evan Hill
Featured Voices in Sound Design: Marvin Tate, Dorotya Dobrei, and Konstantine Stafanovic
Joerg Metzner is a photographer and graphic designer living in Evanston.
His website is: joerg-metzner.com