Chicago Brown Line

Art & photography book that documents a day’s journey along Chicago’s famous train lines. 90 color & monochrome photos.

98 pages. Release Date: 3/10/2019

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Author and visual artist Daniel Thomas MacInnes captures the urban heart of Chicago’s famous train system with this photo essay. 90 color and black-and-white photographs are present, capturing the experience of traveling along the city’s Brown Line trains from the heart of downtown to the north side Rogers Park neighborhood.

MacInnes’ stunning color and black-and-white photographs offer a portrayal of the romance, history and tough resilience of Chicago’s Brown Line train. Many city landmarks are present, from the towering skyscrapers to the historic brick buildings and working class neighborhoods. Readers are brought onto a tour of the city, seated alongside the citizens famous for their Midwestern sensibility and no-nonsense working class grit.

Readers are shown an insider’s view of Chicago from one of the city’s most skilled and talented artists, building upon his similar work with U2, Depeche Mode and Lincoln Park Zoo. An introductory essay written by the artist is also included.

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