March 1, 2010

GRANTA: The Chicago Issue

Big Shoulders -- The shoulders here belong to Aleksandar Hemon, Sandra Cisneros, Alex Kotlowitz, Stuart Dybek, Richard Powers, Rich Cohen, Thom Jones, Don DeLillo, Nelson Algren and others. But Camilo Jose Vergara's short essay and then-and-now photo album of a number of Chicago public housing projects is the piece that haunts me. Stormy, husky, brawling, indeed. (The photographer is shown here in a self-portrait taken in an airplane bathroom.)


Blogger Montrosepictures said...

Great issue! Chicago rocks.

March 01, 2010  

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