After a brush with death at the World Trade Center in New York City on 9/11, artist Linda Banning decided to remake her life, and she hasn’t looked back.
Chris Sims sits on a set of porch stairs near 38th and Auer in Sherman Park. Sims, who sports purple and black to match his flat-brimmed Baltimore Ravens hat, wears the words “Loyalty” and “Respect” on his forearms. “I don’t know what I really wanna do,” he says. “I guess I’m just gonna have to go explorin’ somewhere. I can’t stand still — gotta move around and get what you want.”
Bill Holland grew up on 58th and North Avenue near the State Fair Grounds. The 32-year-old Holland said his childhood was a bit of a “mixed bag.” “Some times were good, some times were less than.”