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Bob Natkin (American, 1919-1996) started taking picture in  high school, developing and printing in a friend's basement.  At age 21 he was drafted and abruptly went from being a student in pre-med to being an Air Force gunner photographer during World War II. Afterwards, Natkin became a professional photographer, primarily capturing people in their environments all over his beloved Chicago. He also made remarkable images on a trip to Mexico in 1948, photographing the mexican people in ways quite unanticipated by those who had commissioned the work. These disparate scenarios have in common Natkin's skillful technique and compassionate rendering. 
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Bob Natkin
 
Tim Samuelson Essay

Exhibition: Couples
January 5 - Mar 2, 2007

Exhibition: Bob Natkin: Photographs
November 4 - Dec 31, 2004

 
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