Posted by on April 16, 2019 3:00 am
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As part of a new exhibition, Carlos Javier Ortiz has brought his camera into Chicago neighborhoods that often get overlooked from the aftermath of a shooting to shopping for caskets

In the early 2000s, Chicago photographer Carlos Javier Ortiz had a dream of becoming a photojournalist. But after working at a local newspaper, he quickly learned that it just wasn’t for him.

“I worked at a newspaper because I wanted to cover my communities,” he said of his time in Camden, New Jersey, where he wanted to cover the day-to-day lives of the city’s Hispanic and black communities. “I was told I couldn’t do that.”

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