SEE POTENTIAL is a public art and community engagement project. We install large-scale documentary photographs to visualize community-driven development plans for Chicago's South Side and to tally the community support for each idea. Our primary goal is to enable residents, community leaders, and elected officials to visualize the potential for sustainable, locally owned community development and to mobilize community support behind great ideas.

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SEE POTENTIAL’s contributing photographers include: Jack Bridges, Eunice Carson, Jack Delano, Cyrus Dowlatshahi, Cyrus Dowlatshahi, Nicole Harrison, Robb Hill, Dave Jordano, Andre Lambertson, Russell Lee, Brent Lewis, Jon Lowenstein, Wayne Miller, Carlos Javier Ortiz, Emmanuel Pratt, Joseph Rodriguez, Edwin Rosskam, David Schalliol, and Emily Schiffer.

SEE POTENTIAL is produced collaboratively by South Side community leader Orrin Williams, Founder and Director of the Center for Urban Transformation, and photographer Emily Schiffer. The project is produced in partnership with the Magnum Foundation. The SEE POTENTIAL project has been made possible through the generous support of Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project, Compton Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, and our 377 Kickstarter backers, with special thanks to Cushing Printing & Digital Communications.

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