AARP Chicago Unveils "Portraits of Care" Across Chicago

Posted on 11/13/20

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AARP Chicago unveiled a photo mural project celebrating family caregivers across the city.

"Portraits of Care," which went on display in six Chicago neighborhoods Nov. 13, is a multi-neighborhood project in honor of National Family Caregivers Month in November.

There are 1.5 million family caregivers in Illinois who provide daily, loving care to the older adults in our communities. Many might not even consider themselves caregivers, insisting rather that they’re just being good daughters, sons, siblings or neighbors. AARP has resources to help.

To honor these unsung heroes, AARP Chicago worked with neighborhood photographers who live in six neighborhoods around Chicago – Uptown, Lakeview, Chinatown, Little Village, Bronzeville and Beverly – and community partners to photograph 60 caregivers and older adults in their communities.

The murals will be on display in the following locations through the month of November and can be viewed safely outside or from the comfort of your car.

Beverly

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Mural location (up until December 15th only): Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W 111th Street

Click to read the stories of the Beverly caregiving pairs

Portraits by Kris Taylor, portrait photographer and development and marketing manager at the Beverly Arts Center.

This mural was made possible with the support of AARP Chicago's community partner, the Beverly Arts Center.

Bronzeville

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Mural location: Gallery Guichard, 436 E 47th St

Click to read the stories of the Bronzeville caregiving pairs

Portraits by Vashon Jordan Jr., a visual artist born and raised on Chicago's South Side.

This mural was made possible with the support of community partners, Comprehensive Quality Care, Inc. Foundation and Gallery Guichard.

Chinatown

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Mural location: Chinese American Museum of Chicago, 238 W 23rd Street

Portraits by Peter Tsai, portrait photographer and Chinatown resident.

This mural was made possible with the support of the Chinese American Service League and the Chinese American Museum of Chicago.

Lakeview

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Mural location (up until December 15th only): UPS Store, 3501 N Southport Ave

Click to read the stories of the Lakeview caregiving pairs

Portraits by Monika Wnuk, a documentary and portrait photographer and associate state director of communications at AARP Illinois.

This mural was made possible with the support of community partners: Chinese Mutual Aid, Lakeview Chamber of Commerce and Southport Records.

Little Village

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Mural Location: Second Federal Bank, 3960 W 26th Street

Click to read the stories of the Little Village caregiving pairs:
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Portraits by Sebastián Hidalgo, a documentary photographer and lifelong Pilsen resident.

This mural was made possible with the support of community partner, Second Federal Bank, a division of Self-Help Federal Credit Union.

Uptown

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Mural location: Bridgeview Bank, 4753 N. Broadway

Click to read the stories of the Uptown caregiving pairs

Portraits by Linghua (Lily) Qi, a Chicago-based multimedia journalist.

This mural was made possible through with the support of community partners: Chinese Mutual Aid and Uptown United.




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