Chicagos rich history comes alive through Larry Broutmans stirring photographs of grave markers, headstones, monuments, tombs, chapels, mausoleums, and war memorials in his latest book Chicago Eternal
. This elegant hardcover coffee table book explores over thirty Cook County cemeteries, featuring striking images of the final resting places of the Windy Citys most illustrious leaders, entrepreneurs, entertainers, artists, and athletes, as well as notorious gangsters. Each image is accompanied by text that provides fascinating insight into the deceaseds life and historical and cultural contributions. Also included are tributes to the lesser known. These photographs and their corresponding descriptions tell deeply touching tales of children or entire families taken before their time by diseases or fire and of soldiers who identities may be unknown but whose bravery and ultimate sacrifice have not been forgotten.
Through Chicago Eternal, the departed still have a voice.
Since the 1990s, Larry Broutman has traveled the world over to capture the perfect photograph and has found his hometown of Chicago to have a plethora of visual inspiration. Broutman has been interviewed by high-profile television programs, radio shows, newspapers, and art magazines to discuss his photography books Chicago Monumental and Chicago Unleashed. Chicago Monumental has won a Midwest Book Award for best interior design and an IPPY (Independent Publisher) Award in the Great Lakes Nonfiction category.
His photography projects include work with Lincoln Park Zoo, Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Childrens Memorial Hospital Clinic, and The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago. Broutman is a finalist in Africa Geographic Magazine's 2017 Photographer of the Year contest.
Broutman attended MIT where he received his S.B., S.M., and doctorate degree in the field of Materials Engineering and Science in 1963. Specializing in Polymer Engineering and Science and Composite Materials, Broutman has vast experience writing college textbooks, reference books, and technical articles. In fact, he was inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame.