The Chalkboard Project

July 18, 2015


Back in 2011, I profiled Linda Swift and her High School Photo Project on this blog. It was a project that really inspired and intrigued me. It also activated my sense of curiosity to the point where I reached out to find out what motivated her to create that project.

It was with great pleasure to stumble on her latest exhibition at the Harold Washington Library in downtown Chicago the other day. While it’s got a new name, the exhibit is an updated version of her previous project. Walking through the project, I was moved by the images and enlightened by the quotes that accompanied the photos.


To me, seeing these photos was a passing of the torch, so to speak. Many of the quotes are timeless and have been inspiring and influential to me…but now they are inspiring and influencing a new generation. For more info visit the Chicago Public Library website or better yet, stop by the Harold Washington Library to see for yourself.

1 Linda July 19, 2015 at 9:57 am

Tim …
Thanks so much for your follow-up coverage of my exhibition. I’m delighted you happened upon the images at the Harold Washington Library. It is very exciting to see both teens and adults stopping in the
hall to look at the photos and read the accompanying text. Linda

2 Tim July 19, 2015 at 9:22 pm

Hi Linda:

Yeah, a nice surprise to stumble upon your exhibition at the HW Library! I’m glad to see many more young adults involved in the project and a lot more great quotes being shared. I’m sorry I missed your appearance at the library in early July, but hope to run into you sometime to say hello in person. Keep up the great work!

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