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74/100 Strangers Project | Dionne.

This is my #74 photo for the 100 Strangers Project. Also, check out my Set.


So, this is Dionne. I met Dionne while at Millennium Park. I immediately noticed her hair in twists and her french manicured polished toes. She looked like she just left a salon. I walked up to her and complimented her appearance, then I asked her if she would be a part of the project. She smiled, agreed, and this photo was taken.


Name?: Dionne.

Age?: 32 years old.

Occupation?: Financial Planning Analyst.

School?: Recently graduated from Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Favorite Book?: Black Man: Cursed or Blessed.

Favorite TV Show?:FX's Nip Tuck.

From Chicago?: Yes. Born and raised.

Favorite Chicago Hot Spot?: Millennium Park during her lunch hour.

Married?: No.

Children?: Two. Ages 13 and 10.

For fun?: Enjoys sitting in the park.

Drive or Public Transportation?: Public Transportation.

Democrat or Republican?: Democrat.

Best thing that ever happened to her?: Going back to college.

If she could say one thing to the entire world, what would it be?: "Yes, we can!" For those of you who don't know, this is Barack Obama's campaign slogan.


It was a pleasure talking with Dionne. I want to thank her for allowing a stranger in her life, if only for a few minutes. For more information about the project and to see pictures from other photographers working on the same assignment, please visit

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Taken on July 28, 2008