• Collection ID 1985.0251
  • Creator Names Teenage Photo Documentary Project (1985 : Chicago, Ill.)
  • Title Teenage Photo Documentary Project photograph collection [graphic].
  • Dates 1985.
  • Physical description
    • 144 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
    • 18 photographic prints : col. ; 11 x 14 in. or smaller.
  • Access and usage restrictions This collection is open for research use. However, an advance appointment is required to view color material in cold storage.
  • Collection summary
    • Photographs by Chicago area teenagers of their friends, environment, and activities. Environments include homes--especially bedrooms, shops, schools, parks, beaches and fast food restaurants. Scenes usually show the involvement or participation of the teenager. Activities include hairdressing, listening to music, watching television, writing graffiti, congregating on Chicago's beaches and waterfronts, eating, drinking beer, and smoking. A significant number of the teenagers depicted are African Americans. A young African American boy is shown break dancing. Some featured possessions are telephones, cameras, computers, phonographs, radios and televisions.
    • The photographers were students at Andrew High School (Tinley Park, Ill.); Chicago Vocational High School (Chicago, Ill.); Kenwood Academy (Chicago, Ill.); Latin School of Chicago; Lincoln Park High School (Chicago, Ill.) ; Madonna High School Chicago, Ill.); Morton East High School (Cicero, Ill.); Near North Career Magnet High School (Chicago, Ill.); New Trier High School (Winnetka, Ill.); Richards High School (Oak Lawn, Ill.); Whitney Young High School (Chicago, Ill.).
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Credit photographer.
  • Finding Aids Note Finding aid available online.
  • Acquisition information Gift of participating teenagers through their high schools (1985.0251).
  • Names
    • Chicago Historical Society Exhibitions.
    • Chicago Historical Society. Picturing ourselves, photographs by and about Chicago area teenagers (Exhibition)
    • Athalone, Michael, photographer.
    • Bartkowicz, Diana, photographer.
    • Bogot, David, photographer.
    • Cattle, James S., photographer.
    • Chacon, Jose, photographer.
    • Ciral, Daniel, photographer.
    • Condon, Michael, photographer.
    • Copeland, Dawn, photographer.
    • Cottle, James S., photographer.
    • DuBiel, Vanessa, photographer.
    • Elcan, Tamara, photographer.
    • Fall, Beth, photographer.
    • Goins, Stephanie, photographer.
    • Hanisch, Susan, photographer.
    • Hendrix, Laura, photographer.
    • Hoozen, Ron, photographer.
    • Horberg, Kathryn, photographer.
    • Ibata, Brent, photographer.
    • Keats, Paula, photographer.
    • Kral, Andy, photographer.
    • La Sota, Robin, photographer.
    • Lee, Nancy, photographer.
    • Leopold, Mary, photographer.
    • Lipsig, Lynn, photographer.
    • McCullough, Paul, photographer.
    • McLean, Carla, photographer.
    • Ocic, Jennifer, photographer.
    • Prus, Jennifer, photographer.
    • Ringgold, Victor E., photographer.
    • Rock, Carol, photographer.
    • Scheiner, Rachel, photographer.
    • Shaw, Derrick, photographer.
    • Smith, Michelle Elicia, photographer.
  • Subjects
    • Teenagers Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • African American children Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989.
    • African Americans Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area Social life and customs 1980-1989.
    • Bathrooms Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Beaches Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Bedrooms Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Bicycles Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Business enterprises Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Children dancing Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Children smoking Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Children Clothing & dress Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Areao 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Clothing stores Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Computers Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Eating & drinking Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Graffiti Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Hairdressing Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Kitchens Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Living rooms Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Phonographs Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Photographic apparatus & supplies Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Playgrounds Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Radio Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area Receivers and reception 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Restaurants Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Schools Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Students Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Telephones Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Televisions Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 1980-1989. lctgm
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Biography
    • Chicago Metropolitan Area (Ill.) Social life and customs 1980-1989.
  • Genre
    • Interior views. aat
    • Group portraits. gmgpc
    • Portrait photographs. gmgpc
    • Photographic prints Color. gmgpc
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/1985/251.htm