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Capturing Stories: Photographs of Writers
  • Presented By: American Writers Museum [nid:234381]
  • Location: American Writers Museum
  • Address: 180 N. Michigan Ave., 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60601
  • Phone: (312) 374-8790
  • Dates: October 27, 2017 - September 30, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Special exhibit free with paid admission
  • Capturing Stories: Photographs of Writers is a collection of American writer portraits by award-winning photojournalist Art Shay.

    For more than 50 years, Shay’s photographs recorded the bombast and energy of postwar America, finding unique angles on the moments and personalities for magazines such as LifeTimeEbony and Sports Illustrated. But Shay started out as a reporter and he shot with a writer’s eye; his images are stories just waiting to be told. It’s not surprising that he captured the literary world with such unusual sensitivity and insight, from the clarity in the eyes of Gwendolyn Brooks and the weary look of an aging Ernest Hemingway, to Allen Ginsberg teaching a rapt crowd in Grant Park during the 1968 Democratic Convention. A world-class street photographer, Shay wandered countless miles throughout the 1950s exploring Chicago with author and close friend Nelson Algren. On October 29, 2017, Shay will join Gordon Parks, Henri Cartier-Bresson and William Klein as winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lucie Foundation.

Capturing Stories: Photographs of Writers
  • Location: American Writers Museum
  • Address: 180 N. Michigan Ave.
  • October 27, 2017 - September 30, 2018
  • American Writers Museum
  • Special exhibit free with paid admission
  • Recurring daily