Celluloid City: Episode One

Photo of Vashon Jordan Jr., author of Chicago Protests: A Joyful Revolution by Philip Dembinski

For the first episode of Celluloid City, I had the great pleasure to interview Vashon Jordan, Jr, a photo journalist working in Chicago and covering a wide variety of subjects. We discussed his coverage of protests over the summer in 2020, as well as some of his background in photography.

Vashon released his book, Chicago Protests: A Joyful Revolution, earlier this year. The book is available on Amazon, here: https://www.amazon.com/Chicago-Protests-Vashon-Jordan-Jr/dp/B08L4FL9N6

You can also follow his work on Instagram.

Celluloid City is available on Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

Celluloid City is released twice monthly and will profile historic photographers working in Chicago through out the decades, as well as photo journalists capturing the city today.

All episodes will be released early to patrons. Sign up for early access by visiting my patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jmyales

Celluloid City: Episode Zero

View of Cook County Court House and City Hall in Chicago, Illinois, July 4, 1855 by Alexander Hesler.

We embark on a new journey into Chicago’s present and past through photography with “Celluloid City.” Listen to this mini episode and teaser, now! Future episodes will feature profiles of historic Chicago photographers and interviews with people shooting the city today. We start with a brief overview of where the city came from, who was here before it, and early photography in Chicago.

Available on Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

All episodes will be released early to patrons. Sign up for early access by visiting my patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jmyales