Scott Nava

June 5, 2003 - June 28, 2003

Forgotten People
2003

From the Series: Single Occupancy Hotel in Chicago. Image © Scott Nava

Forgotten People
2003

From the Series: Single Occupancy Hotel in Chicago. Image © Scott Nava

Scott Nava

 

“America — First People, New People, Forgotten People” is a collaboration among Scott Nava, Tom Jones, and Tone Stockenström, each offering a powerful and intimate view into places not normally seen. Side by side images and texts offer audiences the opportunity to be face to face with people often overlooked by our society.

Forgotten People — Since the Fall of 1999, Scott Nava’s project entitled SRO (Single Room Occupancy Hotel in Chicago) has focused on one transient hotel: The North Hotel in Chicago. This exploration of Chicago’s oldest SRO has led Scott into the psychologically charged space which serves as a last resort of de-institutionalized, ex-offender, or simply marginal men.