June 20, 2013

Art Shay: The Sporting Life & Times

I could not be more proud of my bestie, Bradley, for his work on this video and the Art Shay exhibit tonight at HDC.

Art Shay: The Sporting Life and Times from Bradley Rochford on Vimeo.

Art Shay (b. 1922) is a photographer and writer who has captured and helped define the American experience for the better part of seven decades. After flying 52 combat missions during World War II, Shay took a job as a staff reporter at Life magazine. There he wrote a hundred anonymous stories and did time in the New York, Washington, San Francisco and Chicago bureaus, finally leaving to pursue his first love, photography. He was soon shooting pictures regularly for Sports Illustrated, Time, Life, Fortune, the Saturday Evening Post, Forbes, Business Week, Parade and The New York Times Magazine.

Since the opening in 1976 of Northbrook Court Mall in Northbrook, Illinois, Shay has been chronicling life at the mall. He is also working on a project on the life of The Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan. Since the end of 2010, he has been writing a weekly photography blog “From the Vault of Art Shay” on Chicagoist.

Art Shay: The Sporting Life &Times

More here: The Sporting Life and Times: Art Shay, a legendary photojournalist at 91 years of age you must know | ISO 1200 Magazine | Photography Video blog for photographers

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