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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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"The Calumet Region: An American Place"

Saturday, March 28 - 10:00AM to 10:45AM
Pavilion Room

Once a dominant region for steel production and oil refining, the
Calumet Region has been described as a bewilderingly complex
place. The region, which includes south Chicago and northwest
Indiana, is intertwined with numerous communities and industries
bordering the natural setting of Lake Michigan. The lake's
expanse is both the actual and symbolic antidote to this aging
industrial landscape.
The photographs address the drama and contrast of the region,
the use and misuse of land, and the working-class neighborhoods
of these older communities.

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