Born on the Southern Tip of Lake Michigan and educated at the University of Cincinnati, GREGORY H. JENKINS has focused his career on Architecture, Photography and Historic Preservation.
He founded Gregory H. Jenkins Architect in 1984, which has been responsible for the documentation of more than 8 million feet of new construction and renovation. In 2009 he authored the book Chicago Figural Sculpture, 1871-1923 .In early 2010 he launched the Chicago Poster Project. In 2011 he founded THECHICAGOLOOP.ORG. He has been published in numerous publications including the Chicago Tribune and Shore Magazine. He is a practicing Architect and is currently working on a Private Residence in Berrien County, Mi. and a photo documentary of Philip Martiny's Sculpture in Chicago.
I love Chicago and the Architects and Artists and Sculptors who dreamed it to life. I am an architect. I live here. With camera in hand. I document Chicago’s Architecture, Sculpture and Art. Watching. Visioning. Framing ideas. Finding heart. Removing distractions. To see the image that can put us face to face with the creator.
The photographs are simple records: concepts made clear in black and white, brought to focus in overlooked details, craftsmanship, and inspiration. This is very personal work. These are pictures of home.
During the past 50 years I have recorded thousands of images of Chicago's Landmark Architecture and Sculpture. Each has furthered my own understanding and respect for the Artist. Each is a tribute to Chicago's creative traditions, and their roots. The body of work is collected at THE CHICAGO LOOP. org .
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