On June 2, 2018, photographers/artists Ken Josephson and Tom Palazzolo met with Lori Grove, President of the Maxwell Street Foundation, at the StoryCorps studio to talk about Maxwell Street memories of the original marketplace where Ken and Tom had often photographed. Their collective memories spanned the last forty years of the Market when on Maxwell Street from 1912 through 1994, where it was created by city ordinance as the official open-air market of Chicago. The conversation celebrated the opening of the Maxwell Street Collection exhibition, a curated collection of photographs from the Maxwell Street Market that was on view at the Harold Washington Library Center for the month of June. Other photographers featured in the exhibition included: Tom Arndt, Patty Carroll, Ron Gordon, James Iska, Jack Jaffe, Nathan Lerner, Marc PoKempner, Bob Thall, and Jay Wolke. The Maxwell Street Foundation presented Gallery Talks on opening day and closing day by the Collection’s editor, Ed Hirschland on the Advisory Council of the Maxwell Street Foundation, and on Wednesdays in-between by Elliot Zashin, also on the Advisory Council, and board member Peter Pero.
The StoryCorps photograph features (left to right), Ken Josephson, Lori Grove, and Tom Palazzolo at the StoryCorps studio on June 2, 2018.