GENESEE STREET IN DOWNTOWN WAUKEGAN, IL—Ryan

GENESEE STREET IN DOWNTOWN WAUKEGAN, IL—Photo by Colleen Plumb

To fill this request, Chicago photographer Colleen Plumb drove north to Waukegan, a city on the shore of Lake Michigan. She considered it a mission to figure out what Ryan might want to see. She took five photos, including this shot of Stern’s Department store and a door covered in stickers. She waited patiently for someone to walk by so he would be able to see a some action in his hometown. Ryan is one of several men in isolation at Tamms with a serious mental illness and both he and his mother have been active in the Tamms Year Ten campaign.
Photo by Colleen Plumb, 2012.

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