Nelson Algren's Chicago

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University of Illinois Press, Nov 1, 1988 - History - 122 pages
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A collection of photographs depicts life on Chicago's west side between 1949 and mid-1960s

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Review: Nelson Algren's Chicago (Visions of Illinois)

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Art Shay, personal friend of Nelson Algren, assembles a gorgeous and honest set of photos of 1960s Chicago. You learn so much from these pictures. Read full review


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About the author (1988)

After flying 29 combat missions in World War II, Art Shay joined 'Life' magazine as a staff reporter, before leaving to beome one of America's leading photojournalists. Shay first met Nelson Algren in 1949, when photographing the writer for 'Life', and they became friends, covering many similar areas and themes in their work, sometimes together.

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