Former Guardian Angel James “Jinx” O'Connor has spent over 25 years researching Chicago gang territories and interviewing / photographing members. His collection consists of several thousand images (featured in the History Channel’s Gangland). Chicagohoodz.com was established in 1998 with the intention of fostering street gang awareness. Jinx grew up and resides in the near west suburb of Riverside, IL.
Damen Vincenzo Corrado is an artist and filmmaker from the North Side of Chicago, currently residing in New York City. He is a graduate of the Chicago Academy for the Arts, and studied at the San Francisco Art Institute.