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Chris Bentley

I work in Chicago, United States
I'm a freelance writer, photographer, editor and producer based in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. I have a masters degree in journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University and a BS from Cornell University, where I was a senior photographer and night photo editor for The Cornell Daily Sun. I've been shooting on DSLRs as well as small- and medium-format film cameras for 10 years. Website: cabentley.com Flickr, Twitter, Instagram: Cementley

Portfolio Photos

A man rides his bicycle beside an apparent wall of water in Diversey Harbor Park as 50-60 mph winds kicked up 20-foot waves along the shores of Lake Michigan on Oct. 30, 2012.
A man makes paper at a cooperative outside Hyderabad, India.
Allen Toussaint at the 34th Annual Chicago Jazz Fest with his group "The Bright Mississippi."
The infamous Purple Hotel at 4500 W. Touhy Ave., Lincolnwood, IL. It was demolished in 2013 after sitting vacant for seven years.
In a St. Patrick’s Day tradition dating back nearly 50 years, the Chicago River Crew dumped buckets of a vegetable-based dye into the Chicago River in 2011.
A patient of Chicago's Mobile Care clinic is called out by her mother for skipping medication. “You started with an even number and you’re supposed to take two a day!" she scolds.
In Shanghai you can shop for anything. Parents advertise their children for marriage in Shanghai's People's Square (人民广场).
Members of the Calumet Invasive Species Conservation Corps toss sections of felled tress onto a fire in Kickapoo Woods. Clearing buckthorn on the Southeast Side of Chicago is an environmental initiative with social impacts, as many of the workers are convicted criminals or otherwise deemed hard-to-employ. http://www.wbez.org/blogs/chris-bentley/2013-03/hacking-back-invasive-species-and-crime-105895
Huddled in their neighbors’ basement, guests learn about energy efficiency from contractor Anthony Stonis. Part of the stimulus-funded program Energy Impact Illinois, Stonis' demonstration is the energy efficiency equivalent of a tupperware party. http://www.wbez.org/blogs/chris-bentley/2013-01/stimulus-dollars-insulate-chicago-homes-105178

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