To Washington Park, with Love: Documentary Photographs from Summer 1987

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About the Author

Rose Blouin is a self-taught photographer who has created documentary and fine art photography since 1980. Her work has been exhibited in a number of museums and galleries including Woman Made Gallery, ARC Gallery, Nicole Gallery, The South Side Community Art Center, Artemesia Gallery, The North Suburban Fine Arts Center, Evanston Arts Center, the State of Illinois Art Gallery, Bridgeport Art Center and the Chicago Cultural Center. Her work has received awards in juried exhibitions including Tall Grass Arts "From Earth" exhibition, Black Creativity (Museum of Science and Industry), University of Chicago Logan Center for the Arts "Chicago Jazz: A Photographer's View," DuSable Museum Annual Art Fair, and the Milwaukee Inner City Art Fair. Blouin has had solo exhibitions at the South Side Community Art Center and at the Ferguson Gallery of Concordia University featuring photographs from South Africa, and The New Studio in Evanston featuring photographs of Havana. Her most recent solo exhibition, "To Washington Park, With Love: Photographs from the Summer of 1987, was mounted at Arts + Public Life Arts Incubator Galleries in 2021. Blouin is a founding member of Sapphire & Crystals, a collective of African-American women artists active since 1987. Her book, A Week In Havana, was published May, 2023, with the assistance of an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.