There are approximately 2.7 million residents living in the city of Chicago. Occupants inhabit 237 square miles of land and make use of 26 miles of lakefront. While Chicago is a densely-populated area, work and obligations can make for an impersonal existence. “Two Million To One” is a series that captures the more intimate moments of people’s lives. It intends to give voice and meaning to otherwise nameless faces and remind one another of our shared humanity.
Communities can take on many different identities through the course of one day. Student photographer Lee Martin wanted to explore his hometown of Austin and capture the true reputation of his notorious neighborhood. From dawn until dusk he roamed the streets. He discovered that in spite of being a life-long resident, he feels like an outsider.