Connor Sports Sponsors the 'Images of Peace' Youth Photography Competition

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Connor Sports along with Mary’s Court FoundationNoah’s Arc Foundation, The Faith Community of Saint Sabina, Eleyo Foundation and Major Adams announced a Summer Photography contest called, ‘Images of Peace.’

Three hundred young people from the north, south and west sides of Chicago will be asked to take pictures of what they see as images of peace through their eyes. The top 30 pictures will be given to 4 professional photographers to choose, the top 5 winners. Winners win $500 scholarship each.

Spike Lee to Judge Peace Photography Contest

WRITTEN BY MICHAEL SNEED OF THE CHICAGO SUN TIMES 07/08/2015, 06:39PM

The ‘Chiraq’ file . . .

Click. Click. Movie director Spike Lee, who has been shooting his controversial film, “Chiraq,” in locations across the city, is at it again. Sneed is told Lee has inspired and will help judge a peace photo competition to be announced this week by peace priest Rev. Michael Pfleger. The contest involves Chicago’s youth.

“When I first met Spike years ago, he told me about the time he was a kid and didn’t have a summer job,” said Pfleger, who is irritated with those who claim the film’s title is “incendiary.”

“He said this lady then gave him a camera and told him to go around and take pictures. He claims it changed his life. He believes it was the seed that planted him in the film business,” Pfleger added.

“We know we have violence issues, so our plan is to give 300 kids yellow throw-away cameras donated by Walgreens to compete in a contest, snapping pictures focusing only on images of peace,” added Pfleger.

“Just peace. No violence. Five winners, who will receive $500, will be announced at our NBA peace [basketball] tournament at St. Sabina’s on Sept. 19, which stars Joakim Noah and Jabari Parker,” he said.

 
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