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Video: Portrait of an artist taken with a really bad camera (featuring Art Shay)

We caught up with Chicago icon and legendary photographer Art Shay this week. Shay is famous for (among other things) his photographs with Nelson Algren. Those photos gave us some of the best documentation of the city of Chicago to date. He came in for an interview on Eight Forty-Eight and we decided to clown around with him...on video. Cause that's how the WBEZ blog rolls. Here is our rough pitch for WBEZ's pledge drive with Art Shay. If I haven't said it already, Art Shay is a pretty cool dude..

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