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Selected Exhibitions & Awards

Chicago

2017: Jazz and Blues, Logan Center for the Arts
2015: A Musical Metamorphosis: Photographs from 1979-2015, University of Chicago, Logan Center for the Arts
2015: Freedom Principle, Museum of Contemporary Art
2015: The 50th Anniversary of the AACM, DuSable Museum
2008: Jazzography: A Portrait of The Chicago Jazz Festival at 30
2007: The Music Show: Group Exhibition, Chicago City Arts Gallery
2003: Fine Arts Building Gallery            
2003: Fine Arts Building Gallery            
2001: Fine Arts Building Gallery            
2000: Fine Arts Building Gallery            
1999: Fine Arts Building Gallery            
1998: Fine Arts Building Gallery            
1986: Jazz Visions Chicago Filmmakers            
1986: FEDS (WPA/Artists-in-Residence)        
1984: Chicago Filmmakers                
1980: Illinois Photographers                
1980: West Hubbard Gallery                
1980: Midwest Photographers            
1980: Chicago Cultural Center            
1980: Chicago Council on Fine Arts            
1979: Daley Center                

Europe

2001: Manezh Hall, Moscow
1989: Drill Hall, London

One-Woman Shows:  USA

2015: A Musical Metamorphosis: Photographs from 1979-2015, Logan Center for the Arts
2002: Three Arts Club, Chicago Sound In/Sight    
2001: La Chappelle Gallery, New York; Ancient to the Future
2001: Humboldt Park Stables Gallery, Chicago; The Art of Music
2001: Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Chicago
2000: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago    
1990: One of a Kind Gallery, Chicago        
1987: Prairie Avenue Gallery, Chicago        
1983: Northbrook Public Library        

One-Woman Shows:  Europe

2013: Oko Ucho, Poznan, Poland; Made in Chicago
2010: Oko Ucho, Poznan, Poland; Soundography
2006: Oko Ucho, Poznan, Poland; Freedom Squared
2005: Mu-Terem Galeriaban, Debrecen, Hungary
2004: Oko Ucho, Poznan, Poland; Retrospective
2003: Festival of Jewish Culture, Krakow, Poland;  Window to the Soul
2002: Museum of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland; Great Black Music
2001: Galeria Fotografii, Poznan, Poland;  Jazz and Tradition

Publications

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Reader
Downbeat Magazine
Serpents Tail, London, England
Quartet Press, London, England
The Wire, London, England            
University of Chicago Press
Musica Jazz, Milano, Italy            
Jazziz Magazine
Jazz Times Magazine
Jazz Forum magazine
GAS, Tokyo
Delmark Records
Nessa Records
Atlantic Records
Southport Records
Monograph “Great Black Music”, Poznan, Poland
Jazzography: A Portrait of The Chicago Jazz Festival at 30 – group photo exhibition and book

Collections

David Ruttenberg, Chicago
Ra Joy, Chicago
Clint Eastwood, California

Recognitions

2018: Jazz Institute of Chicago; Jazz Visionary
2015: Chicago Jazz Philharmonic; Think Big
2014: DuSable Museum; Timeless Woman
2012: Hyde Park Jazz Society; James Wagner Community Service
2008: Jazz Journalists Association; A-Team Award
2007: Chicago Jazz Ensemble; Outstanding Cultural Contributions
2005: Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians; Community Service
2003: Chicagoan of the Year, Chicago Tribune
2001: Nominated for "Excellence in Photography" Jazz Journalists Association