Jon Lowenstein

South Side


This book is not yet published, but will be available from November 2021.

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Jon Lowenstein’s photographs show that photos are not stuck in a single moment, but can reveal a long and deeply felt story. His is a slow process built over decades. The documentary photographer’s themes are social injustice, racism, and systemic violence. With each project he develops deep, decades-long ties to the communities that he documents. His work on the situation of undocumented immigrants in the USA has already received a great deal of attention. For two decades Lowenstein has turned the camera lens to his own neighborhood, Chicago’s South Side. Often presented as a hotspot of social issues on the news, he uses his camera to record everyday life and transcend the headlines in collaborative and honest black-and-white photographs. Supplemented by oral histories, personal texts, and poetry the insight into the South Side deepens even further and fills the pictures with additional life.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 20.3 x 25.4 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 30 November 2021
Number of pages 208
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Text by Jon Lowenstein
Dimensions 20.3 x 25.4 cm
Weight 300 g


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JON LOWENSTEIN (*1970, Boston, Massachusetts)-member of the renowned photography agency NOOR-is one of the most intense artists of his generation. His work has already been awarded the John Simon Memorial Guggenheim Fellowship, a World Press Award, the Getty Image Grant and the Lange-Taylor Prize. In addition to the photographic series South Side, The Advocate, his documentary examining the lives of young activists on Chicago's South Side will be released in 2021.