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Amanda Lucidon talks about finding candid moments in formal settings. In her new book, she gathers some of her favorite images of then-first lady Michelle Obama.

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Jet and Stone (Lloyd DeGrane Photography)

Lloyd DeGrane spent three years photographing homeless encampments in Chicago. He shares images and stories from the streets.

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(Courtesy the Ron Slattery Collection / Estate of Vivian Maier)

Northwestern photography professor Pamela Bannos joins us to discuss her new book “Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife.”

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(Kalyee Costello)

“I’d like more people to be interested in science,” said Chicago student photographer Kaylee Costello. “These images will hopefully grab their attention, so they also know there is art within science.”

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Rami Nashashibi

Two of the 24 professionals named 2017 MacArthur Foundation fellows are from Chicago. We speak with Dawoud Bey and Rami Nashashibi.

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Phil Ponce watches the eclipse. (Alexandra Silets / Chicago Tonight)

What did you see during the historic event? Add your images to our stellar online gallery.

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Mary Koga, Tulips: RG #16, from the "Floral & Leaves" series, 1971, portfolio 1982-1996

Curators and students at Columbia College Chicago have devised a way to get viewers to reimagine the meaning of a photograph.

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Unpublished work © 2017 The Estate of Vivian Maier. All rights reserved

A relatively small but significant trove of photographs by Vivian Maier has a new home at the University of Chicago Library.

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(Photo: James Blair)

Richard Cahan and Michael Williams spend a lot of time digging through old photos of Chicago, and together have created 14 stunning books. Take a look at their latest, “Chicago: Classic Photographs.”

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(Credit: Larry Broutman)

You’ve heard Chicago described as the City of Big Shoulders and the City of Neighborhoods. Writer and photographer Larry Broutman offers yet another nickname: the City of Monuments. Learn why.

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Centennial Fountain (© Jeremy Atherton, 2007)

“Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains” details the history and curiosities behind some of the city’s aquatic art, from politically induced mischief to true crime stories.

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Chef Rick Bayless' photo for The Uplifted project. (Kentaro Yamada)

Two years ago, Park Ridge resident Kentaro Yamada began work on a series of human interest portraits – with a twist: each would include a prized possession levitating before the subject’s eyes.

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Though best known for his multimedia contemporary art, Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei is also a prolific photographer. We visit an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Photography showcasing his work.

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(Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune)

The Chicago Tribune just won its first Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. We talk with Jason Wambsgans, who was awarded the prize.

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(© Sabine Weiss / Courtesy Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago)

Chicago Tonight meets a celebrated photographer who captured the human condition with her camera.

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St. Helen's Catholic Church in Ukrainian Village. (Courtesy of Dan O'Brien)

Dan O’Brien has embarked on what he calls his “Lenten architectural pilgrimage” for about 10 years. “The artistic effort that was put into designing these spaces ... were all meant to tell a story,” he says.