Saturday, January 26, 2013

Chicago in Summer of 1949 Through Stanley Kubrick's Lens

Few people know that before he started making movies, Stanley Kubrick was a star photojournalist. In the summer of 1949, Look magazine sent him to Chicago to shoot pictures for a story called "Chicago City of Contrasts." His simple and candid snapshots in crisp black-and-white depicted not only people and places, but also everyday scenes and stark realities surrounding the city.

See some of Kubrick’s gritty 1949 snapshots in Kodak Super XX Large format film below:

















(Photos from the Library of Congress, via Lomography)

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