Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
4642 N. Western Avenue
Chicago Illinois 

Site specific installation, laser printed photos, 2004-2014

Each window contained the faces of 9 of the US soldiers who have died in Iraq. Altogether, the piece showed the faces of 648 of the troops as a tribute and reminder. The installation remained installed until 2014, when the US officially withdrew from Iraq.

Photos by Lia Conklin



Media coverage includes: “The Facade Project” feature cover story, WGN News Chicago, Veterans Day, 9:00 PM News; “Art Windows Put Face on War,” Chicago Tribune, Sunday, August 8, 2004, Metro section; “Public Displays: The Cost of War Writ Large,” Chicago Reader, Thursday, August 12, 2004, Calendar, Section 1; TV coverage on ABC7 Chicago and radio coverage on WBBM780 (news radio) and NPR.

Documentary by WGN News on the “Facade Project,” aired 11/07. Reporter-Steve Sanders, Producer-Pam Grimes, Photojournalist/Music-Mike D’Angelo.