Evanston photo book now on sale

Audrey Cheng

A photo album went on sale Feb. 7 containing photos taken during “Day in the Life of Evanston: A Photo Story,” an all-day photography event held Oct. 22, 2011. Evanston photographers of all skills and ages were encouraged to take pictures of a typical fall day and submit them to the city for publication.

The more than 160 photograph submissions ranged from foliage at a farmer’s market to a child playing soccer to a lit-up stadium.

All submitted photographs were uploaded on the City of Evanston’s website, but only 30 photos were chosen to be in the “Day in the Life of Evanston” printed photo book. Winners and their selected pictures were presented at the Evanston City Council meeting Dec. 12.

“The goal is to get people out, enjoying the community and giving us feedback – where they go to enjoy themselves and what they enjoy seeing in Evanston,” Ald. Mark Tendam (6th) told The Daily in an October article. “We want to see what makes the community proud about Evanston.”

Tendam added the photo book would serve as an inexpensive yet representative “leave-behind” to share with other cities.

Evanston officials hope to hold a photo day for every photo season, according to the City of Evanston website. The project reflected the character of the city and a look at what it means to live in it, the website said.

Audrey Cheng