Credit: Coco Picard

Interviewees: Alma Weiser, director of Heaven Gallery; Janet Dees, Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum curator of modern and contemporary art at the Block Museum of Art; Asha Iman Veal, associate curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography; Teresa Silva, executive and artistic director of the Chicago Artists Coalition; Edra Soto, artist and codirector of the Franklin; Allison Peters Quinn, director of exhibitions and residency at the Hyde Park Art Center; Dieter Roelstraete, curator, Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society; Cesáreo Moreno, director of visual arts and chief curator of the National Museum of Mexican Art; Myriam Ben Salah, executive director and chief curator at the Renaissance Society; Karsten Lund, curator at the Renaissance Society; Ionit Behar, assistant curator at DePaul Art Museum; Adrienne Brown, interim director of Arts & Public Life.

All images based on photographs supplied to the Reader by the participants; Ionit Behar drawing is based on an original photograph by Dianna Frid.