Chicago Photographer Captures Toll of Opioids, Homelessness
Winter in Chicago can be especially tough on the city’s homeless population. Photographer Lloyd DeGrane has spent a lot time with people living on Chicago streets.
He’s gotten to know them and he’s photographed them. But when he set out to cover homelessness three years ago, he says he didn’t realize just how closely he would also be looking at the opioid crisis.
DeGrane’s photos on many subjects have appeared in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader and more.
He joins Paris Schutz to talk about his work in homeless encampments near Chicago’s Loop.
Disclaimer: Photos include people using drugs and may be disturbing to some viewers.
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Oct. 19: Northwestern photography professor Pamela Bannos joins us to discuss her new book “Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife.”