Loop Photos at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Center

©2015 Alex Garcia 708-824-7778

chicago el train from above in the lobby of chicago mercantile exchange

©2015 Alex Garcia 708-824-7778

When a real estate company asked whether it was possible for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Center to display photographs on my website from the Loop in Chicago, I was delighted. I’ve wanted to find a venue for the images for some time, but was more thinking about book form. After receiving permission from the Chicago Tribune, which has rights to most of the images from my series, we arranged nine backlit displays in their public lobby. The gallery is rotated about every year. As you can see from my main site, the images were composed horizontally, so there was some cropping to make them fit in the new format. But they’re huge! I was delighted when I stopped by last week. I was also delighted when a security guard came by to wave away my camera until I said was the photographer. Instead, I was able to wave away the security guard. How often does that happen? Please stop by if you’re in the Loop. The images are well captioned, giving a sense of the importance of the images to the importance and history of the Loop.

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