Humans of ... Oak Park

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By Michael Romain

Staff Reporter

A new summer camp run by the Oak Park Education Foundation took a cue from Brandon Stanton, the author and photography who rose to prominence after creating the popular Humans of New York blog, which featured the stories and photographs of people he encountered casually on the city's streets. 

The students, who have been working with John Colucci, a District 97 teacher, created the Humans of Oak Park blog. Many of the people featured on the blog are employees or patrons of the Oak Park Library's main branch. 

The students have photographed and interviewed around three dozen people so far and all are insightful nuggets. 

This one, from June 15, is one of the gems: "I'm transgender, and right now, the biggest risk for me is moving on with it." 

Read all of them at 

Michael Romain


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