Monday, August 26, 2013

night guards of the art institute of chicago

While attending classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, I worked as a night guard in the museum after my classes, taking over from the day shift guards, to punch ADT clocks through the night, between the walls of the dark galleries and storage rooms. I got to know the other guards pretty well, and through the years that I worked with them, between 1970 and 1975, I accumulated this series of photographs, of these, usually invisible, men between the works of art.
There are 150 photographs in this series, printed to 5"x7" on 8"x10" Portriga Rapid paper.