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HENRYK: “MY KIND OF TOWN”

Henryk was a former employee of the ACME and UPI News Service Office located in Chicago Tribune Towers. Henryk covered many events in Chicago and beyond during his days as an ace photographer for the news service.

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ASX.TV: Carlos Javier Ortiz – “Facing Change – Documenting America” (2012)

This video represents the continuation of our Facing Change: Documenting America (FCDA) series. FCDA is a non-profit collective of prominent photographers and writers who have come together to explore the United States during one of the most enduring times in the nation’s history. The work of Carlos Javier Ortiz, one of the FCDA photographers, sheds […]

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LEE BALTERMAN: “CHICAGO” (1950-60′s)

  Lee Balterman (American, 1920- ) was born at Augustana Hospital in Chicago. After graduating high school in 1938, he went on to take evening classes in drawing and painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago – the only formal training of his career. At 86, he continues to live and photograph […]

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ASX.TV: Sarah Morris – “Chicago” (2011)

“Chicago”, Sarah Morris’s tenth film, investigates the psychology, architecture and aesthetic of the American city made all the more resonant in the wake of President Obama’s administration. When Mies van der Rohe emigrated to American in 1938, with the help of Philip Johnson, and was established as the Head of Architecture at the Illinois Institute […]

THEORY: "The DOCUMERICA Project, 1971-77, John White – Portrait of Black Chicago"

John White: Portrait of Black Chicago The following essay is adapted from a longer article by Bruce I. Bustard, the curator of Portrait of Black Chicago. The DOCUMERICA Project, 1971-77 If I were to begin describing to you a collection of photographs in the National Archives, taken in the early and mid-1970s by photographers on […]