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.