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Brando kissing dog, 1950, Libertyville, Illinois

Art Shay Photography

"I've admired Art Shay's work
​for almost forty years,...what he mostly does is capture real moments and transform them into visual poetry."

William Friedkin

​​"Art's photos, like me, have the Chicago accent, which may be to say he's telling you the truth. "  David Mamet

"Chicago's Art Shay in many ways is to American photography what Nelson Algren was to American writing: that rare and absolutely necessary citizen who's blessed with a cold eye, a clear head, and a warm heart."
​Russell Banks