Chicago native and photographer, Yvette Marie Dostatni, knows how to take a portrait. Her website showcases many fantastic series that look at communities and cultures that are off the grid, or simply overlooked. A life-long photographer, Yvette is a frequent contributer to the Chicago Tribune Magazine, Chicago Magazine and The Chicago Reader, plus her work has appeared in numerous other publications including National Geographic.
The work featured below is not from the series she brought to RSF, from from two other projects: Portraits and Marzano’s Miami Bowl. Each manage to capture humanity with sensitvity and without judgement –important qualities that allow her to engage with a wide range of subjects.