Wednesday, January 11, 2012

GirlForward Ice Skating!

Last month, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with the non-profit organization, GirlForward. GirlForward offers a mentorship program for refugee adolescent girls in Chicago. I had the chance to photograph the mentorship program during their holiday ice skating party. It was the best Saturday afternoon I could ask for! Most of the girls had never been ice skating before -- seeing the excitement on their faces was priceless. All the girls were pros by the end!

Here are some photos from the skating:

Check out their website and all of the great stuff that they do here:

Monday, May 2, 2011

Columbia College - Manifest

If you're interested in checking out some great photography/artwork, check out this year's Manifest at Columbia College!

Monday, May 3, 2010

A Moment in Time

The New York Times blog, Lens, had a challenge for all photographers on Sunday to photograph a moment at a specific time on Sunday, May 2nd.

On Sunday, I photographed the St. Jude Memorial March in Museum Campus in Chicago, IL.  The march is a memorial for all of the fallen Chicago police officers.  It was amazing to see so many police officers walking in uniform.  Quite a sight to see!

Here is the photograph that I submitted!

All images Copyright © 2010, Rachel Chavez

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Evening Sky..

 All images Copyright © 2010, Rachel Chavez

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Well, needless to say I have been a little bit slacking in the website updating.  I guess I don't have an excuse, other than time goes by too fast and there never is enough time.

A new goal of mine is to write something and post a new photo at least once a week.

I have been drawn to light and how the sun interacts with people, things, shapes, etc.  I have had the opportunity to take a class with John H. White.  He is an amazing photojournalism with the Chicago Sun-Times, who has the most insightful view on life.  One thing he has said is to not be afraid of "attacking the light".  This philosophy sticks with me daily.  I am constantly watching the light and how it changes, interacts and brightens its surroundings.

All images Copyright © 2010, Rachel Chavez