The Chicago Tribune possesses a vast photo archive
spanning its more than 150 years in publication. From the Civil War
era through today, its photographers have captured thousands of
people, from everyday Chicagoans to visitors to the Second City to
well-known artists, athletes, and politicians.
For the first time, the best of these great photographic portraits
are being collected in a large-format coffee-table edition.
Chicago Portraits comprises the most memorable of the
innumerable images that some of the greatest photographers in
journalism have created over the past century. It's a unique
showcase for the unsung photographers who've quietly documented
daily life in Chicago, and through their decades of work created an
unparalleled panorama of the City of Big Shoulders.
Curated by the Tribune's photography directors and
compiled in a beautiful sewn hardback edition, this will be an
engrossing visual cross-section of Chicago life that will be pored
over by readers young and old for years to come. Chicago
Portraits is a fascinating and colorful look into the lives
and legacies that make up this great American city.