The building blocks of our mayhem

Violence in Chicago is a house built of blocks One is guns. Another is a reckless, alternate way of life driven by poverty, segregation, and the result of living on the edge of everyone else. And drugs is the other. Drugs drives violence because users steal or rob or do whatever they can to buy […]

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A Maddening Passion

You quickly understanding after meeting Carlos Javier Ortiz that he’s driven by a deep passion. The kind that afflicts good journalists and especially good photographers. A passion for the story and then for being there, listening, hearing and witnessing. A passion for believing that telling the story overcomes all other setbacks and challenges and goes […]

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