Gail Mancuso Unveils Urban Street Photography Exhibition in Conjunction with Chicago Woman Magazine
Chicago Woman Magazine celebrated their 2-year anniversary and Fall ‘Arts & Culture’ September 2017 issue in style at Blue Plate Catering’s swanky new 70,000-square-foot facility in the West Loop. As part of the evening’s festivities, Gail Mancuso, a local urban street photographer curated a special photography exhibit for more than 200 art and culture cognoscenti in attendance.
“I am honored to curate a special collection of my city photomontages capturing the unique aesthetic and pulse of the Windy City,” said Gail Mancuso. “Taking inspiration from Chicago’s architecture and eclectic urban landscapes – this work is ultimately a tribute to the city, and to the chic Chicago woman.”
Gail is an award-winning urban street photographer whose pièce de résistance, Chicago Synchronicity, graces Mayor, Rahm Emanuel’s office and also welcomes you in the grand dining room of Alpana Singh’s renowned 7 Lions Restaurant on Michigan Avenue. A long-time Chicago resident, Gail likes to explore diverse neighborhoods around the city, photographing the streets of Chicago in an improvisational manner during all four seasons. As a former model, Gail is inspired by fashion and the female form; as elegantly depicted in her pastel-infused watercolor series, La Femme.
“Gail brings a new take on ‘urban street photography’ blurring the lines between photography and modern art with a local flair that is both elegant and feminine,” said Kendra Chaplin, Publisher Chicago Woman Magazine. “We are excited to collaborate with Gail and dedicate this issue to celebrating women’s roles in Chicago’s thriving arts scene.”
As a long-time Chicago resident, Gail is active in the community from volunteering at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, to lending ongoing support to Prayer Center Church, an impoverished area on the south side. She is a supporter of Young Life, Compassion and her local favorite arts organizations including DIFFA – ‘Art for Life,” as well as Chicago Artist Coalition.