A Chance For is a photojournalism blog focused on social issues and education in the city of Chicago. An avid photographer and storyteller, I re-launched my personal photography blog to chronicle the issues that I care deepest about – along with my photography.
As a brand strategist, I often wonder how our skills can better society’s understanding and engagement with social issues? How can we use the power of storytelling to change behavior, accelerate momentum and inspire a movement?
In a Stanford study, researchers found stories are remembered up to 22 times more than facts alone. While we often think that convincing arguments rely on data, facts and figures, it is shown that through storytelling, people are more likely to be persuaded. This blog hopes to do just that.
The media often flaunt dramatic statistics or sensationalized stories about Chicago’s schools, violence and ‘Windy City’ politics. In order to connect both our city and a broader audience to these issues, I hope to chronicle our city’s stories with optimism and hope. I hope to connect people both intellectually and emotionally to these issues, while providing a means to get involved. A Chance For hopes to see the potential, and infinite chance for more, that our city possesses. Follow along!