Lathrop Homes: Public Housing’s Garden City is an examination of race, space, and nature amidst the unending and uneven development of urban environments. Through these photographs, I explore the complexities between the utopian aspirations of urban planners and the social realities of public housing. These photographs are from the Julia C. Lathrop Homes, a public housing community on the North Side of Chicago built in the spirit of Ebenezer Howard’s “Garden City” movement. My images reconsider the residents, landscape, and notion of public housing that has otherwise been marginalized.
Jason Reblando (b. 1973, Flushing, New York) received his MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago and a BA in Sociology from Boston College. He is a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award, a City of Chicago CAAP Grant, and a Columbia College Follett Fellowship. His photographs have been published in Camera Austria, PDNedu, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. His work has been exhibited at the Singapore International Photo Festival, the Houston Center for Photography, the Light Factory in Charlotte, RayKo Gallery in San Francisco, the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, and the Minnesota Center for Photography. His work is collected in the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s Midwest Photographers Project, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Artist’s Website: jasonreblando.com