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21-Year-Old Stanley Kubrick On Assignment in Chicago [Pics]

21-Year-Old Stanley Kubrick On Assignment in Chicago [Pics]

Library of Congress holds master filmmaker's early photojournalist work for Look magazine.

John Ryan

“Before he started making movies, Stanley Kubrick was a star photojournalist. In the summer of 1949, Look magazine sent him to Chicago to shoot pictures for a story called “Chicago City of Contrasts.”
-Chicago Tribune

Looking through a gallery of Stanley Kubrick‘s photography culled from the Library of Congress by the blog How To Be A Retronaut, we can’t help but marvel at how all the classically Kubrickian elements are already in place in his young work: perspective, beauty, brutality and the timeless, cold stare of humanity.

How To Be A Retronaut: Stanley Kubrick’s Chicago 1949

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