Chicago Photography

The pulsating city of Chicago is captured in Larry Broutman's photography of the city's public art, iconic places, famous architecture, lush public parks, and historic cemeteries. 

If you enjoy books about cemeteries (and I do, honestly!), you’ll love "Chicago Eternal" by Larry Broutman. The book is a beautiful coffee-table-style volume on heavy paper stock with photographs—mostly in color—of impressive monuments in the city’s finest historic graveyards. The visuals are accompanied by well-researched information on the individuals and families represented.

Some of the city’s permanent “residents” are well known. Famous names include Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens, Oscar F. Mayer of meat-packing fame, and Cyrus Hall McCormick, inventor of a reaper that revolutionized agriculture in the 1800s. Others are not celebrated but passed away as young children or have an especially striking gravestone.

The book even comes with 3-D paper glasses that add to the fun. So sit back and enjoy!
 
Diana Schneidman (Amazon review)

 

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Chicago Eternal - Larry Broutman

Photographer and author Larry Broutman joined WGN-TV Morning News anchors, Larry Potash and Robin Baumgarten, in the studio to discuss Chicago Eternal and its many fascinating historic tales.

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Television and Radio Interviews with Larry Broutman

Larry Broutman wants to make sure that the amazing stories of Chicagoans from the past are not lost to time. Through his striking photographs of their final resting places and accompany text, Broutman has documented the journeys of Chicago’s heroes, villains, and everyday folks in his book, Chicago Eternal. This newly released coffee table book of photography has already attracted plenty of media attention. Larry Broutman recently made appearances on Chicago Tonight and the WGN-TV Morning News. He did interviews on WGN Radio’s After Hours with Rick Kogan, WDCB-90.9 FM’s The Arts Section, and WGN Radio’s Steve Cochran Show.

Check out his television and radio interviews to learn why Broutman chose cemeteries for his subject matter, how the ultimate Cubs fan can eternally be a part of Wrigley Field, Al Capone’s surprising graveyard neighbors, which are the most photographed tombstones in town and why, and many more fascinating historic tales.

 

Chicago Tonight: “A Tombstone Tour of Chicago”

https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/04/16/tombstone-tour-chicago

 

WGN-TV Morning News: “Larry Broutman Talks About "Chicago Eternal"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7noOG-zT5gw

 

WGN Radio After Hours with Rick Kogan: “Rick Kogan Chats with Author Larry Broutman”

http://wgnradio.com/2018/04/24/rick-kogan-chats-with-author-larry-broutman/

 

WDCB-90.9 FM The Arts Section “New Book Captures Beauty of Chicago-Area Cemeteries”

https://soundcloud.com/wdcbnews/the-arts-section-new-book-captures-beauty-within-chicago-area-cemeteries

 

Steve Cochran Show, WGN Radio: “Chicago Eternal / Larry Broutman Interview”

https://chicagolighthouse.org/press/broutman-chicago-eternal-steve-cochran/

 

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"Chicago Eternal" illuminates the graves of the Windy City's famous, infamous, and forgotten

Chicago Eternal - Larry Broutman

 

Chicago Eternal is the newest release in award-winning photographer and historian Larry Broutman’s collection of coffee table books of Chicago-themed photography. In this gigantic, gorgeous book of full-color haunting photographs, Broutman takes on an intimate journey through Cook County’s cemeteries.

 

 

Each picture of a tombstone, chapel, or mausoleum is accompanied by text and sometimes additional photographs or illustrations that give insight into that person’s life. Featured are politicians, sports legends, inventors, entertainers, singers, and mobsters who play heavily into Chicago’s history.

 

 

There are also soldiers and children who we may have never heard of but deserve to be remembered. This book is as touching as it is stunning.

 

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“For me as a photographer, it is not only the human stories but the visual richness of cemeteries that is so arresting. Photographing the images for this book has shown me how very many ways Chicagoans over the decades and centuries have found to visibly express their love and loss in beautiful monuments.” –Larry Broutman
Chicago Eternal - Larry Broutman

From the foreword of Chicago Eternal (page 9).

 

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WendyCity Chicago on "Chicago Monumental"

Chicago Monumental - Larry Broutman

Check out this article on WendyCity Chicago about Larry Broutman’s Chicago Monumental.

 

 

 

Go to http://wendycitychicago.com.

 

 

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Neoteric Art Magazine Interview

Chicago Monumental - Larry Broutman

Neoteric Art Magazine interviewed Larry Broutman to discover his inspiration behind his latest book of photography, Chicago Monumental.

 

Check out the article at http://neotericart.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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"Highland Park World War I Monument" photographed by Larry Broutman
"Highland Park World War I Monument" photographed by Larry Broutman
Chicago Monumental - Larry Broutman

Highland Park World War I Monument by James Cady Ewell in Memorial Park. Installed in 1928.

 

The tablets on both sides of the heroic female figure list the names of the servicemen from Highland Park who died in World War I.

 

This meaningful photograph was taken by Larry Broutman and is one of over 250 images of Chicago's memorials, statues, and fountains from his book Chicago Monumental.

 

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"Chicago Monumental" springs off the page in television and radio interviews

Chicago Monumental - Larry Broutman

Photographer, author, and historian Larry Broutman has extensive knowledge of Chicago's vast public arts scene and a trained eye for beauty that can only come from many years working throughout the world as a professional photographer. Check out his television and radio interviews about his latest book, Chicago Monumental.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WTTW-TV’s Chicago Tonight

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/07/11/chicago-monumental-shines-light-city-s-public-art

 

 

 

WCIU-TV’s You & Me This Morning

http://www.wciu.com/videos/youandme/ym-chicago-monumental-306-for-web

 

 

WGN Radio’s The Steve Cochran Show

http://wgnradio.com/2017/03/14/chicago-monumental-by-larry-broutman/

 

 

WGN Radio’s Outside the Loop with Mike Stephen

http://wgnradio.com/2016/07/17/otl-509-chicago-monumental-the-chicago-property-tax-makes-some-il-politicians-richer-the-north-branch-trail-grows/

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"Chicago Monumental" celebrates Chicago's public art scene

Chicago Monumental - Larry Broutman

 

2017 has been declared the “Year of Public Art” in Chicago by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and for good reason. Practically every park, street corner, bridge, and storefront in the city boasts a statue, memorial, or fountain. In his book Chicago Monumental, photographer, author, and historian Larry Broutman has set out to document nearly every one of them.

 

 

In this full-color coffee table book of photography, over 250 famous and not-so-famous prime examples of Chicago’s public art are showcased. Along with his stunning photographs, Broutman includes text illuminating the cultural and historical significance of each piece of art and its artist. Some fascinating tidbits include what sets Victory Monument apart from other World War I memorials, the tragic tale behind the elephant monuments in Woodlawn Cemetery, and defining features of Chicago’s numerous Abraham Lincoln statues.

 

Chicago Monumental has recently picked up two book awards: a Midwest Book Award for best interior design and an IPPY (Independent Publisher) Award in the Great Lakes Nonfiction category.

 

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Purchase your copy of Chicago Monumental at www.everythinggoesmedia.com, Amazon, and at bookstores and gift shops in the greater Chicagoland area.

 

All author proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Disabled, and Access Living.

 

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ AUTHOR:

 

 

 

Celebrated photographer and author Larry Broutman has traveled the world over to capture the perfect photograph and has found Chicago to have a plethora of visual inspiration.  His projects include work with Lincoln Park Zoo, Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Children’s Memorial Hospital Clinic, and The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Broutman is a finalist in Africa Geographic Magazine's 2017 Photographer of the Year contest. He attended MIT and was inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame.

 

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Playful images of animals partaking in big city life grace the walls of a children’s hospital and the pages of “Chicago Unleashed”

Chicago Unleashed - Larry Broutman

Going to the hospital is a scary experience, especially for children. Larry Broutman has used his photography skills to brighten the walls at the Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and brighten the days of young patients. He created cheery and chuckle-inducing photographs for each floor of the hospital by digitally combining the photographs of animals that he had taken on safaris across the world with photographs he had taken of beloved places in his hometown of Chicago.

 

 

His unusual images of wild animals running amok in Chicago were so well-received that Larry Broutman decided to make enough photo mash-ups to fill a book. In Chicago Unleashed, wolves howl at the moon at the Adler Planetarium, hippopotami bathe in the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, a flock of colorful parrots dodge skyscrapers, and many more creatures, large and small, get into mischief at well-known Chicago destinations. Plus, each amusing photograph is supplemented with fun facts about the featured iconic location.

 

 

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Purchase your copy of Chicago Unleashed at www.everythinggoesmedia.com, Amazon, and at bookstores and gift shops in the greater Chicagoland area.

 

All author proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Disabled, and Access Living.

 

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER/ AUTHOR:

 

 

Larry Broutman is a passionate and accomplished wildlife and landscape photographer and has traveled all over the world to photograph his subjects. He has published his work in magazines such as Africa Geographic and BBC Wildlife. Broutman has completed photographic projects for the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Children’s Memorial Hospital Clinic, and The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. His project for the Lurie Children’s Hospital developed into the publication of Chicago Unleashed.

 

Broutman attended MIT where he received his S.B., S.M., and doctorate degree in the field of Materials Engineering and Science in 1963. Specializing in Polymer Engineering and Science and Composite Materials, Broutman has vast experience writing college textbooks, reference books, and technical articles. In fact, he was inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame.

 

 

 

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