On a quest to create a lasting record of life in Chicago In the Year 2000 more than 200 photographers spent 366 days canvassing the city and chronicling its people, places and personality. The project's eclectic mix of styles and approaches blended into an historical document that will inform those in the future long after it teaches us about ourselves.
The photographers shot more than 500,000 frames and visited each of the city's neighborhoods. The resulting archive-which contains audio and video recordings as well-offers insight into everyday life, out-of-the-way secrets and cultural events.
The University of Illinois at Chicago received the Chicago In the Year 2000 (CITY 2000) in 2001 with the understanding that it would make the images and sounds of the city available to the serious and casual user alike and that it would preserve these images for 1,000 years.