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What I See: Gary Eckstein

‘Schlepping’ around Chicago on a summer Sunday

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Gary Eckstein is a Chicagoan who loves roaming around the city, photographing what he sees. Here, he takes us through a summer day from sampling “dead body” soup at a Korean Market in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood to visiting Pilsen’s Fiesta Del Sol festival.

“The things I try to emphasize when I take photos are love of place, people and culture and my attempt to capture the genuine character of a given location,” Gary says. You can find more of his photos on Flickr.

More from the What I See project

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An afternoon run with Katie Prout

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Early Morning Edition with Lauren Chooljian

‘What I See’ is a project which showcases photos from our community and what we’re thinking when we take them.

Show us what your Chicago looks like! Email web producer Logan Jaffe or tweet @loganjaffe to find out more about how to make a What I See slideshow for WBEZ.

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