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Justin Barbin
Hailing from Houston, TX and a graduate of Northwestern University, Justin Barbin now resides in Chicago, IL and continues to pursue his passion for photography.

Justin wields his camera with an immense love for humanity, culture, and the preservation of life, relishing in the opportunity to capture the world in all its beauty.

Entries by Justin Barbin

46th Annual Chicago Pride Parade (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 9:40 AM

An estimated 1 million people attended this past weekend's 46th Annual Chicago Pride Parade which was even more of a celebration thanks to the Supreme Court's historic ruling to make same-sex marriages legal across the country.

Starting at noon in Uptown, the parade wound its four-mile path through Boystown...

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The Royal Ballet's "Don Quixote" and Celebration Gala (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 5:28 AM

It was a royal week for Chicago when The Royal Ballet, Great Britain's most prestigious ballet company based at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, came into town (oh yeah, and that time the Blackhawks brought home the Stanley Cup) after a 37-year-absence bringing their critically-acclaimed performance of Carlos Acosta's...

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SAIC's Fashion 2015: The Walk (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2015 | 8:42 AM

As the school year came to a close, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) celebrated the 81st edition of its annual runway show, Fashion 2015, culminating in THE WALK, SAIC's annual benefit supporting the production of student work and scholarships. This year, world-renowned fashion critic, journalist, and...

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Windy City Happening: Jennifer Hudson and Turn It Up for Change (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 5:31 AM

W Hotels Worldwide has joined forces with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, in the fight for nationwide LGBT equality by launching a fundraising and awareness initiative, Turn It Up For Change. As part of the...

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Green Tie Ball XXIII (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 12:22 PM

One of Chicago's most celebrated charity events, Green Tie Ball, returned last week with a glamorous theme, 'The Great Green Gatsby,' honoring the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald story.

Hosted by nonprofit organization Chicago Gateway Green (dedicated to greening and beautifying the region's expressways, gateways, and communities), Green Tie Ball continued...

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2014 in Photos: The Best of the Fest

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 2:18 PM

They came, they saw, they wore a whole lot of floral patterns.

The ninth installemnt of The Pitchfork Music Festival is now in the books, and the Chicago fest has never been stronger. The Union Park event this year boasted a wide-ranging lineup featuring everything from...

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Windy City Happening: Dillo Day 2014 at Northwestern (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 5:19 PM

Northwestern University's Mayfest organization hosted its 42nd annual Dillo Day along the shores of Lake Michigan last week to an estimated crowd of over 9,000 attendees.

OK Go, Chance the Rapper, and 2 Chainz headlined the music festival which also included local and student bands on the IndieU stage...

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Windy City Sights: Memorial Day Weekend 2014 (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 6:07 PM

Blue skies, sunny days, and the perfect grilling weather greeted us Chicagoans this past weekend for Memorial Day (remember, it's not just a BBQ holiday!). It was time to commemorate the men and women who died while serving in our country's armed forces so we can continue to enjoy the...

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Windy City Style: The Fifth Avenue Man (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 11:41 AM

Men, take note. You have yet another shopping outlet down Michigan Avenue housed in the remodeled sixth and seventh floors of the Saks Fifth flagship store.

An express elevator will take you right to the sixth floor which highlights luxury brands including Brioni, Ermenegildo Zegna and Salvatore Ferragamo. This level...

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Windy City Happening: Redmoon Theater's Boneshaker 2013 (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 6:46 PM

With November over, I take a look back at my favorite event this month -- Redmoon Theater's spectacular Boneshaker bash celebrating both Halloween and All Saint's Day!

Located in their upgraded space in Pilsen, the Redmoon 57,000 sq. ft. warehouse was the perfect location to host truly one of the...

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Windy City Happening: Art Institute of Chicago Masked Ball (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 7:15 PM

Surrealist artist Rene Magritte's paintings came to life in Chicago as the The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrated its 40th anniversary with its Nothing Is As It Appears masked ball.

Holding the distinction of being the oldest arts auxiliary board in the country since...

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Windy City Happening: Fashion in the Loop (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 1:20 PM

With Fashion Focus, Chicago's Fashion Week, coming up next week (Oct 15 - 20), I take a look back at some style-focused events -- a particularly fashionable evening in the loop from up-high on the ROOF on the Wit to down low at The Underground nightclub.

My evening began...

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North Coast Music Festival 2013 (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 5:21 PM

Not even torrential downpour and a lightning storm could stop concert-goers from going hard last Friday for the first night of North Coast Music Festival 2013.

After about a two hour delay, the gates to Union Park opened to performances from Aluna George's R&B stylings harking back to the 90's...

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Windy City Style Spotlight: Lollapalooza 2013 (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 10:24 AM

Earlier this month, Lollapalooza 2013 hosted a record crowd of over 300,000 for the three-day music festival at Grant Park. A sea of denim, grunge-wear, and Lana Del Ray look-a-likes dominated the fashion scene for Chicago's largest music festival, and I was there with my lens to capture the most...

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Glam Launch Party for Macy's Glamorama Fashion Show (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 8:30 PM

Chicago's most fashionable and philanthropic joined together at Gallery 225 (225 W. Hubbard) for Macy's Glamorama kickoff event, Glam Launch Party. Chaired by Candace Jordan, the evening benefitted Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI). The mission of RMHC-CNI is to care for families of children with...

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Windy City Style Spotlight: C2E2 2013 (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 5:15 PM

From Batman to Dr. Who to the X-Men, this year's Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) attendees did not disappoint with their creativity and hard work on putting together costumes. I got to hang out with my favorite superheroes and villains (Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman, anyone?) for a whole...

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Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo 2013 (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 5:01 PM

The legendary San Diego Comic-Con happened last weekend, but don't get too jealous, Chicago. We have our own annual comic convention, Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), which comes through town again from April 25-27, 2014 at McCormick Place. You have just over 9 months to get your...

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Windy City Style Spotlight: SAIC Presents Fashion 2013 (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 12:25 PM

Fashion Week featuring men's and haute couture collections debuted earlier this month in Paris with Gaultier and Valentino leading the pack. Chicago had its own taste of high fashion with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) 79th annual showcase of their brilliant students' work at Millennium Park...

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Windy City Style Spotlight: Chicago Spring Nightlife (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 6:03 PM

The confusing Chicago spring is officially over, so let's take a look back at the gutsy Chicagoans who dressed to the nines in all sorts of weather spring had in store for us!

From weekly parties at DrumBAR atop the Rafaello Hotel and Exile dinners at the Euro-chic Nellcôte to...

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Windy City Style Spotlight: Spring Awakening Music Festival (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 3:43 PM

Neon, candy bracelets, and furry accessories dominated the fashion scene at last weekend's Spring Awakening Music Festival (SAMF), and I was there with my camera to capture all of the wild and beautiful fashion choices all weekend long.

Check out my SAMF music coverage here

For more...

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