Seattle 100: Portrait of a City
is the culmination of a
two-year personal project by renowned photographer, filmmaker, and
social artist Chase Jarvis. Both a creative project and an
insightful ethnography, Seattle 100
shares-via more than
300 stunning black-and-white portraits and biographies of each
subject-a curated collection of leading artists, musicians,
writers, scientists, restaurateurs, DJs, developers, activists,
entrepreneurs, filmmakers, and more, all of whom are defining and
driving culture in Seattle. Some faces you will know, other names
you may have heard in passing, and others will have been unknown to
you until now.
With this book, Jarvis has created a snapshot of a city's culture
through its people. And it's inclusive. Descriptive rather than
prescriptive. It's a
100, not an exclusive the
100, and it invites each of us to survey our own surroundings, our
lives, our friends-and those not yet our friends-that make up the
place we live, whether that's Seattle or anywhere else.
Individually, the images and words here introduce you to 100
engaging and important people. Collectively, this portrait of a
city tells a fascinating, interwoven story about a unique and
Beyond the photos and commentary by Jarvis, there are pithy musings
by a select handful of subjects on the topics of art, food,
community, region, culture, and film. In addition, many of the
subjects share their favorite things, places, and doings in and
around the Seattle that they have explored, discovered, and
rediscovered time and again.
Chase Jarvis is donating 100% of his artist proceeds from this
book to the amazing arts and culture organization www.4culture.org.