LOGAN SQUARE — A new photography book centered on Logan Square gentrification is coming out next year and neighbors can get a sneak peek next week.
A book preview, which will double as a community forum, is set for 6-8 p.m. Dec. 4 at Hairpin Arts Center at 2810 N. Milwaukee Ave.
At the event, neighbors will be encouraged to give feedback on the photographs set to appear in the book and join a discussion about the future of the neighborhood.
The book, aimed for a December 2020 release, is being produced by longtime Logan Square resident Khloe Karova and a team of professional photographers and creatives.
Karova, a financial advisor, has watched Logan Square drastically change in the 22 years since she bought her home. Logan Square is not the predominately working-class Latino neighborhood it once was. Today, the neighborhood is more white than Latino and is home to an increasing number of trendy bars and restaurants catering to millennials.
With the photography book, Karova has said she’s aiming to capture all aspects of Logan Square life and “inspire people to take action to preserve the things that make Logan Square a great place to live for everyone.”
The book will contain about 200 photographs of neighborhood people like the man who drives the San Luis Freeze ice cream truck and the tightrope walkers in Palmer Square Park, as well as meaningful places and events like the Battle for the Eagle at the Logan Square Monument and various community meetings.
For more information, visit the book’s website.
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