Every time I visit Chicago I am inspired to take tons of pictures, some of which have actually turned out pretty cool. However, I am not alone, the city has inspired millions of photographers over the years, including some of the best ever. Now, in Chicago: Classic Photographs, we are treated to some great images by great photographers beautifully curated by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams.

About Chicago: Classic Photographs edited by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams: “The city has produced some of the most important photographers of our time — Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Art Shay — but has never before possessed a book packed with their most timeless work. This is the finest collection of its kind — 100 stunning images by the city’s most revered photographers that show the enduring and endearing aspects of Chicago and its landscape from the Loop to the city’s vast array of neighborhoods. Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, the foremost picture editors of the city, curate the book. Here they have chosen photos going back more than a century to show a city that is both well-known and surprising. This is a book for people who love Chicago and for visitors who want something special to remember her by. It is filled with classic photographs that defy time — timeless pictures of a changing city.”

What struck me most when flipping through this book is the timeless quality of the great city – which is ever changing, yet always classic.

Chicago: Classic Photographs edited by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams is available from Amazon and other fine book sellers.