A Native American stands in front of the Trump Tower in downtown Chicago during a Dakota Access Pipeline protest. Many Native Americans live on the North Side of the Loop—commonly known as the center of downtown— including the Uptown, Ravenswood, Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods.
People take a stroll near Oak Street Beach in downtown Chicago, a popular beach for tourists.
A child helps a woman during a community music festival in Chicago's Marquette Park, famously known as the venue of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic 1966 march during which people fought for racial equality.
OLD MEETS NEW
Traditional Chinese architecture foregrounds Chicago's iconic Willis Tower. Dubbed as one of America's architectural capitals, Chicago's architecture is as diverse as its people.
ALL GREEK TO ME
An African American man buys Greek food in one of the restaurants in Greektown. The first Greeks to settle in Chicago started out as food peddlers but eventually rose to the ranks as the city’s leading restaurant owners, florists, ice cream manufacturers and fruit and vegetable sellers.
A boy attends the Mexican Independence Day Parade in Little Village, one of Chicago's predominantly Mexican neighborhoods. Little Village, which some people call the "Mexico of the Midwest," was initially occupied by Irish and Eastern European immigrants in the 1800's. The influx of Latin Americans started in the 1950's.
People celebrate Día de los Muertos in Little Village. During the vibrant Mexican Day of the Dead, people honor their loved ones. "For me, it's to remember that people who died. We didn't die in this life. We have another kind of life, a spiritual life. It means to remember the people and to remember that we will go to another kind of life," said Mexican immigrant Isabel Guytan who was one of those who joined the Día de los Muertos procession.
Old and young celebrate during a community music festival in Marquette Park, located on Chicago's Southwest Side where many African Americans live.
LA DOLCE VITA
People from all over Chicago flock to Little Italy for a taste of authentic Italian food, whether it's thin-crust Italian or Chicago's famous deep dish pizza slobbered with cheese. Although Italian immigrants weren’t large in number compared to other ethnicities, their influence is still felt especially in the food Chicagoans eat.
THE FIRST AMERICAN
As a form of prayer, a Native American elder lights tobacco during a rally opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. Native Americans in Chicago managed to preserve their culture and spirituality in a highly modernized and Westernized age.
MASKED AND MAULED
Old and young alike cheer as luchadores try to get one another off the ring during a lucha libre tournament in a park in Logan Square, Chicago. Lucha libre is a Mexican form of wrestling characterized by colorful masks worn by the wrestlers.
People from all over the city gather at Daley Center near City Hall days after the election to protest Trump's win and the Dakota Access Pipeline. During the protests, people shouted, “Immigrants are welcome here!”