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Millennials Who Live At Home for Newsweek

Last week, my friend, photo editor Mike Ip at Newsweek, assigned me to find and photograph millennials in the Chicago area who currently live at home. The Great Recession has drastically altered the financial and social calculus for many of my generation whose careers do not fall under the corporate or finance realm (albeit in the early days of the Great Recession, these industries took a significant hit as well). While the U.S. government monthly jobs report show ever increasing employment numbers, behind these uplifting stats belies an uncomfortable truth that many of these jobs are part-time and offer few, if any benefits. Consequently, the independence of American adult life as it was known in the postwar period whereby you turn 18 and are on your own is not totally at play any more as many, many young people lean on family in various ways, from shelter to mealtime. As someone who has spent about one-fifth of my life in various European countries where this is quite the norm unless economic circumstances forces you abroad …

Rahm Emanuel Announces Candidacy for Chicago Mayor

After Friday’s send off at the White House, Rahm Emanuel did not wait the weekend to announce his candidacy for mayor of Chicago. Recently, this blog examined his might and power in “From the Archive: Rahm Emanuel and Timothy Geithner at Barack Obama’s Inaugural Luncheon.” In November 2009, an image I photographed of Rahm Emanuel appeared in Newsweek. More images of Mr. Emanuel are available on my PhotoShelter archive from the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Barack Obama’s first press conference after becoming U.S. President at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago, and the Inaugural Luncheon in Washington on January 20, 2009. Chicago Mayor Daley told reporters when he announced his abdication, “This office doesn’t belong to me. It belongs to the people of the city.” Or this observer might point out, Rahm Emanuel.