Taylor Park Boxing Gym: Witnessing Strong Growth

While shooting sports photography in Robert Taylor Boxing Gym on the Southside of Chicago, I formed a close bond with a group of people who now consider me as family.

During my time photographing here, I've witnessed the passion these people had for boxing. The gym served as a gateway, and as an extension of their being.

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Like many communities on the Southside, this place could be associated with violence. However, it is actually home to a tight-knit group, filled with mentors providing support and safety to the youth. Robert Taylor is not just a place to learn boxing skills, it is a place where the next generation is encouraged to grow, learn discipline and ultimately be themselves.

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Robert Taylor Park Boxing is inspired by a family that wants to positively impact their community. These intimate images are of the boys, girls, men and women who have bonded over their passion for boxing. Starting out, I had no connection to this gym at all.

With time, I interestingly became involved with a community I may not have known of otherwise. The experiences shared were priceless and will live with me forever.

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(All images copyrighted Arion Davis)




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