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The Friday Flashback: Art Shay

By Chuck Sudo in Miscellaneous on Jan 25, 2008 2:00PM

"Winter Sport" by Art Shay

Art Shay is without a doubt one of the greatest photographers this city ever produced. For sixty years he's captured some of the most iconic images of city life. His 1988 book Nelson Algren's Chicago (Visions of Chicago) inspired scores of photographers, both professional and amateur, to pick up their cameras and pound the pavement looking for the perfect shot.

The above shot isn't our favorite - that would be Simone de Beauvoir nude in Algren's bathroom - but with winter in full force this week, it's the most fitting.