Pilsen Days is a book made up of a collection of photographs taken by the Japanese photographer Akito Tsuda during his time as a college student in the early 1990s at Colombia College Chicago.

Through a mixture of different types of portraits, these enviormental photographs depict members of the Pilsen community in a photojournalistic way that feels organic and personal.

In this project, I have chosen to display some of Mr. Tsuda's photographs from his Pilsen Days collection alongside photographs taken by my peer and I to explore different themes that Mr. Tsuda demonstrates in his photographs, and how we (my peers and I) interpreted those same themes in our own work. 

For the best experience navigating this website, I recommend browsing the different tabs/sections from left to right and working your way down the page with the tabs found on the right-hand corner of each page. 

Once you are done with each section, continue on to the next section which is on the top.

The individual page of my amazing peer can be found here.

Noemi Ponce

There you can find their biography as well as the photograph that is exhibited in this project. 

Thank you for taking the time to interact with this project.