18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Chicago Bridges

During protests of police brutality, the city used the Chicago Bridges to restrict access to parts of the city. This image was captured on a still, beautiful morning. The city was quiet aside from the incessant ringing of the bells that clang when the bridges are up. The peaceful image belies the reason for the bridges being raised.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: chicago, il, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Gerri Whitley