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Interview: Discussing Famed Photog Charles Cushman

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There's a new book out delving into the life of storied Chicago photographer Charles W. Cushman. Written by Indiana University professor Eric Sandweiss, the book selects 150 photos from Cushman's vast archive of 14,500 images to accompany the photographer's life journey across America. Known for his religious use of Kodachrome color slide film and his day-in-the-life documents of Chicago's South Side, San Francisco, and New Orleans, his local pictures were taken mostly between 1940 and 1953. Dramatic neighborhood transitions and the loss of architecture are recurring themes in his work. He was a forgiving man, staying with his wife after she shot him in the head. Lee Bey caught up with Sandweiss to find out more. [WBEZ]