UPTOWN — Robert Rehak, a photojournalist who captured Uptown in the 70s, will meet with students Monday at Goudy and Latin schools to discuss an ongoing photo project inspired by his work.
During the 70s, Rehak took more than 5,000 portraits of Uptown residents for his book "Uptown: Portrait of a Chicago Neighborhood in the mid-1970s." The book, in part, inspired the ongoing photo project, We are Uptown, by students at Goudy, 5120 N. Winthrop Ave. and Latin School, 1531 N. Dearborn Parkway.
The students began the project in March, a press release for the event said.
After reading the book, students from each school teamed up to interview and photograph residents of the neighborhood.
Rehak will spend time with the students Monday choosing 35 images that will be on display at City Hall in June. At 5:30 p.m., he'll also speak at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. at 5:30 p.m., a release for the event said.
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