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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Chicago-Sun Times Photo Essays

'A big sendoff'. Photo by Al Risser, August 31, 1943.
[From the 40s gallery]

Most of these photographs were taken on the spur of the moment, in an uncertain situation, with quick and instinctive framing, by photographers who were standing right there whether they were supposed to be or not. Most of them were taken before the era of smart cameras; there was not always time to use a light meter, so f-stops were chosen out of experience and instinct, and the light source was a flashgun and those old flashbulbs that were good for one shot. ... (From the 'Introduction' by Roger Ebert)
Real Chicago: Chicago-Sun Times Photo Essays. (via LinkFilter.net)