Art Shay Photography
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coming fall 2019 from
The University of Chicago Press
University of North Carolina's at Chapel Hill Associate Professor Erik S. Gellman's book
Troublemakers: Chicago Freedom Struggles through the Lens of Art Shay
"What does democracy look like? And when should people cause trouble in pursuit of it? Troublemakers: Chicago Freedom Struggles through the Lens of Art Shay fuses photography and history to demonstrate how racial and economic inequality gave rise to a decades-long struggle for justice in a post war American City.
Drawing on 245 of Art Shay's photographs, Erik S. Gellman takes a new look at major developments in postwar US history: the Second Great Migration, "white flight," and neighborhood and street politics, as well as the Democratic political machine and the growth of the carceral state. ... the results is a visual and written history that complicates - and even upends - the morality tales and popular memory of postwar freedom struggles. ..."
Deerfield, Illinois, 1963
photo by Art Shay (1922-2018)