Hedrich Blessing Photographers

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Hedrich Blessing Photographers is an architectural photography firm established in Chicago in 1929 by partners Ken Hedrich and Henry Blessing.[1] The Chicago History Museum houses the archive of the first 50 years of photography (1929–1979), where it is available for viewing by the public.[2] Hedrich Blessing collaborates with architects and designers both nationally and internationally.[3]

List of Photographers[edit]

Listed in chronological order including time on camera.[4]

  • Ken Hedrich, 1929–1971
  • Bill Hedrich, 1931–1988
  • Giovanni Suter, 1938–1972
  • Hube Henry, 1945–1964
  • Bill Engdahl, 1948–1985
  • Bob Harr, 1952–2008
  • Jim Hedrich, 1966–2005
  • Bob Porth, 1968–1988
  • Bob Shimer, 1969–2008
  • Nick Merrick, 1977–present
  • Jon Miller, 1979–present
  • Sandi Hedrich, 1981–1988
  • Scott McDonald, 1983–2015
  • Marco Lorenzetti, 1985–1998
  • Steve Hall, 1985–present
  • John Hughel, 1988–1991
  • Chris Barrett, 1991–2008
  • Craig Dugan, 1993–2009
  • Jeff Millies, 1998-2008
  • Dave Burk, 2009–2015
  • Tom Harris 2012-2015

Presidents[edit]

Listed chronologically and with dates of tenure.

  • Ed Hedrich 1931-1976
  • Jack Hedrich 1953-1993
  • Mike Houlahan 1986-2004
  • Nick Merrick 2004-2010
  • Jon Miller 2010–2016
  • Steve Hall 2016-Present

Publications[edit]

  • The Architectural Photography of Hedrich-Blessing, edited and with an introduction by Robert A. Sobieszek, Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1984) ISBN 0-03-061554-2
  • Building Images : Seventy Years of Photography at Hedrich Blessing, essay by Tony Hiss; introduction by Timothy Samuelson, Chronicle Books (2000) ISBN 0-8118-2657-0

Building Images[edit]

In 2000-2001 the Chicago History Museum held an exhibition displaying images from the first 70 years of architectural photography from Hedrich Blessing. The exhibition drew from over 400,000 prints and negatives from more than 40,000 assignments spanning 7 decades.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Building Museum "[1]"
  2. ^ Chicago History Museum "[2]"
  3. ^ Hedrich Blessing, Among Our Clients "[3]"
  4. ^ Building Images, Seventy Years of Photography at Hedrich Blessing "[4]"
  5. ^ Lasting Impressions, Chicago Sun Times "Bey, Lee (November 13, 2000), "Lasting Impressions", Chicago Sun Times, p. 16 "

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