above: Jane Addams Homes – Chicago 2018
On my way home the other night I stopped and made the image above, and it made me think of one of my favorite quotes about being an artist. I wrote it down many years ago and I’m pretty sure it can be attributed to film director, King Vidor.
update 9/21/18: After looking for the site where I made the photograph above on Google Maps, I realized I had unknowingly photographed the famous Jane Addams Homes and the future home of the National Public Housing Museum.
from the NPHM site: “The three-story brick building at1322-24 West Taylor Street opened in 1938 as the first federal government housing project in Chicago. It housed hundreds of families over six decades and has been vacant since 2002.