A part of my heart remains in Pilsen, Chicago. Weeks ago, I visited this neighborhood as a part of a trip to discover art and culture in the city. Pilsen is a predominantly Mexican-American community that is home to a vibrant history and some of the most beautiful works of street art I've ever seen. The rich culture and art it is home to can truly make you appreciate how much heritage is conserved by street artists and the generations that have lived in the area.
Pilsen truly is forever, in our hearts and in the world.
"Chicago: An Urban Immigrant Identity" image was taken at the National Museum of Mexican Art.
The streets of Pilsen.
One of the most emotional murals I was able to see. It depicts a man chained to the land he farms on.
Mural depicting the power of education. It features the faces of actual members of the Pilsen community.
Homes near Pilsen.
A three-part mural that reads from right to left. Depicts the immigrant's journey.
View of Chicago's skyline.
"The Declaration of Immigration" speaks for itself.
This mural features Mexican women of different generations.
Group photo taken on the steps of a home of a Pilsen resident.
Learn more about the culture and history of Pilsen here!