My Florence: Photographs by Art Shay

Library, 624 S Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605

My Florence: Photographs by Art Shay

Columbia College Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) and Library present My Florence, a photographic project by renowned Chicago Photojournalist Art Shay on view January 27- May 24, 2014 throughout the Library’s 2nd floor.   My Florence, in Art Shay's words, "...is the story in pictures of our 67 years of marriage.” 

The nearly seventy photographs presented in My Florence are primarily candid moments beginning with the first photograph Art took of Florence the day they met in 1942 as 20 year-old camp counselors in the Catskills.  Photographs of raising their family during the mid-20th century are combined with portraits of Florence with their culturally influential friends, such as Chicago writer Nelson Algren,  rock musician Billy Corgan and playwright David Mamet. The final photographs in the exhibition were taken immediately after his beloved wife's funeral in August 2012 when both Art and Florence were 90 years old.

For over six decades, Art Shay’s photographs have appeared in such periodicals as Time, Life, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated and many other publications and monographs, such as Album for an Age: Unconventional Words and Pictures From the Twentieth Century and Chicago’s Nelson Algren.

An opening reception for My Florence will be held at the Columbia College Chicago Library, 2nd Floor, February 13, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm.  Art Shay will be in attendance.

 

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