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Gary, Indiana, Night of Dr MLK’s Assissation

Jack Jaffe

7 x10.25 + frame - 1968


One of his best known photos - auction estimates to $2000. His works, including this one, are in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago  the Columbus Museum of Art, the Museum off Contemporary Photography and other institutions.

Adapted from MoCP biography: The journalist Jack Jaffe took up photography in 1962 inspired by the Farm Security Administration's documentary project during the Great Depression. Jaffe's black and white photographs from the 1960s reflect a like-minded approach to photography as a means of social commentary on the streets in Israel, the Maxwell Street neighborhood of his native Chicago.

As a freelance photojournalist from 1968 to 1971, Jaffe spent the first three decades of his career as a businessman which he sold in 1984 to become a full-time photographer. In the 1990s Jaffe split his time between Chicago and Bozeman, Montana capturing the stillness and openess of the land.

Jaffe played an active role in supporting the work of other photographers founding the not-for-profit Focus Infinity Fund to facilitate new projects with young photographers and Midwest museums.

Price: $600.00   On Sale: Take 67% off gallery price

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