– Photojournalism Portfolio 2023 –
Vincent D. Johnson
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A lone sandal lays on the sidewalk among lawn chairs and strollers left behind on Central Ave. in Highland Park after a gunman opened fire during a Fourth of July parade, on July 4, 2022.
Marist’s Sierra Sass pounds second base after sliding in under the tag for a double against Lincoln-Way East during the Class 4A Super-Sectional, in Chicago, on June 7, 2022.
Así Así band members Fernando de Buen López, top to bottom, Sam Coplin, Celeen Rusk and Ben Geissel, in Chicago, on June 8, 2022.
Women dressed in head-to-toe red robes make their way down a runway at the beginning of The Weeknd’s “After Hours Til Dawn Tour” at Soldier Field, in Chicago, on July 24, 2022.
Bogan’s head coach Arthur Goodwin gets a net necklace and a some love from his players after the Bengals won the class 3A Sectional championships 85-78 over Morgan Park, in Burbank, on March 8, 2019.
Mount Carmel’s Ryan Boersma, right, after defeating Crown Point’s Jack Ruess in the 285-pound bout, in Chicago, on Jan. 21, 2022.
Runners from from several high schools make their way over the first set of hurdles in the 110 meter race during an invitational at North Central College, in Naperville, on March 17, 2012.
DeKalb’s Toriano Tate rolls after landing in the long jump during the 3A Boys Track and Field State Finals, in Charleston, on May 28, 2022.
Elizabeth Chaidez receives communion during a traditional Latin Mass, or Tridentine Mass, at St. John Cantius Catholic Church, in Chicago, on Sept. 18, 2022.
St. Laurence’s Luke Stuga gives coach Pete Lotus a high five as he rounds third base after a home run against Marist during the Class 3A Sectional semifinals, on June 1, 2022.
Lemont’s Allison Pawlowicz, center, celebrates with Maya Hollendoner, right, after Hollendoner scored what would be the game’s only run, on a throwing error to beat St. Ignatius during the Class 3A state championship game, June 11, 2022.
IC Catholic’s head coach Bill Krefft, center, celebrates with his players IC Catholic’s Nathan Schmidt, l to r, Demarion Nutall, and Jayden Sutton (54) after winning the Class 3A state championship game, Nov. 25, 2022.
“Elwood”, a.k.a. thirteen-year-old Valentina Conigliaro from New York City, made the trip with her father and was front row for Blues Brothers Con at the Old Joliet Prison in Joliet, Aug. 19, 2022.
Gregory Bratton is a South Side-based gardener that has helped create 100 urban gardens across the city, in Chicago, on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022. Now, he’s facing cancer again and needs help with some of his gardens.
Mount Carmel’s Jimmy Deacy is all smiles as he prepares to pull in a touchdown pass beyond the outstretched arms of Batavia’s Grant Wardynski, during the 7A State Championship game, Nov. 26, 2022.
Marist’s bench erupts as the Red Hawks get within the final points of upsetting top-ranked Mother McAuley during an early season volleyball match, in Chicago, on Sept. 22, 2022.
A Chicago Fire Department ladder truck is partially visible as it applies water from directly above a building fire at 47th Street and Prairie Ave in Bronzeville, Chicago, on Oct. 23, 2022.
Keith Pekau, gives his granddaughter Maddie Cartwright a hug after giving his concession speech, also with him on stage are his wife Betty, center, and daughter Lisa Pekau, in Orland Park, on Nov. 8, 2022.
The Mount Carmel football team gathers in the end zone before the start of a game against St. Ignatius, on Sept. 23, 2022.
Bogan’s Rashuam Agee blocks a shot by St. Laurence’s Darius Wilson, on March 6, 2019.
Thirty-minutes before this photo was taken of his lifeless body, I held onto the hand of Michael Patton, a 17-year old boy, as he took his last breaths after he was shot three times on the street in front of my home, in Chicago on June 30, 2014. This image was part of a first person account I wrote for a front page story in the Sun-Times about my brush with homicide in Chicago.