The story of how I came to document movement building in Chicago is actually a love story. Simply put, I fell in love–with the people, with their struggle for justice, and with Chicago, this place I brokenheartedly call home. I wear my heart on my sleeve when I put a camera to my eye, and the images I capture of The People are my labor of love in struggle. bell hooks said, “The moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others. That action is the testimony of love as the practice of freedom.” The photos I take are my personal testimony of love, my own practice of freedom, my bearing witness to the movement towards the liberation of all who are oppressed.
- http://www.loveandstrugglephotos.com (documenting the movement)
- http://tinyurl.com/sarahjiflickr (flickr collection)
- http://www.sarah-ji-photos.com (portfolio)