Senn and Juarez high schools working with Jan Tichy and Changing Chicago
In 1987, the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the Farm Security Administration (FSA) documentary project, Chicagoan Jack Jaffe sponsored a project called Changing Chicago, for which he commissioned thirty-three photographers to capture the people and places of day-to-day urban life in the city. For the exhibition 1979:1 - 2012:21: Jan Tichy Works with the MoCP Collection, which was exhibited at the MoCP in 2012, Tichy revisited the Changing Chicago project by selecting and displaying photographs by each of the thirty-three photographers. Among this cacophony of images, Tichy intersperses seven of his own original video responses to Changing Chicago, inspired by the project as well as by his own experience of living in Chicago for past five years.
In 2013/14 Tichy worked with students from the MoCP community engagement programs at Senn and Juarez high schools who created the short video works above inspired by Changing Chicago.
In the fall of 2014, Tichy worked with Chicago teens from Chicago High School for the Arts, which was featured on The Art Assignment.