Alexander Gouletas

Photographer
    
Activists
Location: Chicago
Nationality: USA
Biography: Alexander has been a working as a photographer in Chicago since the age of 16. He has taught at The Chicago Photography Center, as well as served on their Board. Alexander's education in the visual art began in adolescence, receiving training... MORE
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Activists
Copyright Alexander Gouletas 2022
Updated Feb 2022
Topics Activism, Social justice, Spotlight
Summary
A series of editorial portraits from a list of prospective subjects working in the activist space, and those that have dedicated their lives to social reform.

My project explores a shift in focus from activism and civil disobedience movements to the individual who choses to do activist work. A story usurped loses the nuances of humanity. We are too often led to consume broad, benign generalizations. Thus, my project strives to expose the authentic narrative beneath the threshold of a muddied and popularized zeitgeist. I am looking for the story to be told from the perspective of the people actually doing the work. From on-the-street organizers to policy makers, this project seeks the space for individuals to speak in their own words.

With my team of editors, producers, and publishers at the Triibe and other publications, we aim to platform individuals who have dedicated their life to social reform. We are committed to pairing them with interviewers and reporters that specialize in these topics in order to highlight their work without over-editorializing. This project meets subjects where they work. The setting and space of activists is therefore integrated as a crucial part of subject identity.

I have been covering activism and civil disobedience primarily in Chicago for the better part of a decade. I will continue in this vein of journalism as I believe in the significance of the individual voice; the organizer; the undervalued and underseen driving force for change. Journalism has the potential to give unfettered space to these individuals. I will continue to advocate space for the activist and subvert an oversimplification of their purpose. The only way to do this work is going to the direct source– the person.
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