Queer activist and co-founder of Chicago IRL
Fuji 100-C Instant film
What is Chicago IRL?
Chicago IRL (In Real Life) is an arts and literary digest cataloging contemporary queer creative culture in Chicago. We document not only existing queer talent but also create new collaborations and explorations.Chicago IRL launched in June 2011 and is a co-production of graphic designer Topher McCulloch, a South Dakota native who blew into town four years ago and tries to make something awful every day, and Joseph Varisco, a graduate student of social work, Chicago native and creator of theQueer Culture & Social Media Study. We are both passionate about documenting contemporary cultural happenings in and around Chicago. We are now preparing our fourth issue for publication, and we need your help.
Donate to Chicago IRL’s Kickstarter page and help bring Issue #4 into full fruition.
Also, check out Kiam’s photography blog! Some of his lovely work graced the pages of issue 3.