Room Detail #2, Canute AFB, Rantoul, IL, 2007
9x12" image on 11x14" paper
Archival inkjet print
The Ace of Cups Coffee House in Cairo, Illinois. Three young Floridians, Chris, Adrienne, and Zach moved to Cairo in 2009 and opened the Ace of Cups, a non-profit venture aimed to make a difference in Cairo’s economically crippled community. Cairo has the highest unemployment in the state of Illinois and 60% of the children living there live under the poverty level, ranking it the 16th highest in the nation. The Ace of Cups is a refuge for a community in need by providing a used book and movie library, game room, crafts activities, open mike and poetry readings, free movie and bingo nights, live music events, and above all a safe haven for kids and teens to hang out in.
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Dave Jordano received a BFA in photography from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit in 1974. In 1977, he established a successful photography studio in Chicago, shooting major print campaigns for national advertising agencies. As an emerging fine art photographer, he received the Curator’s Choice Award in the Houston Center for Photography’s 2004 membership exhibition. In 2006, he was a finalist in the Critical Mass national photographic book award in Portland, Oregon. A major exhibition of his work on African American storefront churches was held at the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL in the Spring of 2009. Dave has exhibited widely and his work is in several private, corporate and museum collections – most notably The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art. His recent book published by The Center for American Places at Columbia College, titled, Articles of Faith, was launched in April 2009. His current project, Prairieland, documents the cultural and societal identity of small town rural Illinois. Dave is represented by the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, Massachusetts.