Back in February during campaign season, I was hired by my friend, Alex Morgan, to do some photography for his campaign for 3rd ward alderman in Evanston. I first met Alex when he was the community organizer for Clean Power Lake County, which is a local environmental. While he may have moved on from that job, he still stops in sometimes to help Clean Power. When he first contacted me about this photo gig, I had some nerves seeing as it had been awhile since the last time I had done portrait photography. He helped to calm those doubts when he told me that he just wanted my creative eye.
Unfortunately, his campaign was not a victorious one in the end. It was always going to be a tough race to win since he was going against an incumbent that has held the position for the past 20 years. Knowing Alex well, I'm sure experiencing this loss will just be a slight hiccup. Instead this will only push him to work harder for what he believes in.