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.
At the age of six, John Carlos had to say goodbye to Puerto Rico and his half-a-dozen horses. While growing up in Chicago, he stumbled upon bicycle riding and maintenance. It not only replaced his longing for his horses, but became his saving grace from gang involvement.