Award-winning photojournalist Robert Sengstacke was a member of the preeminent Chicago publishing family that founded the Chicago Defender. It was one of the nation’s most widely read Black-owned newspapers. His works also appeared in Life Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times and The Washington Post. He documented life in Chicago, civil rights era leaders and events, as well as prominent musicians and athletes. In 2015, Sengstacke retired. He died in 2017 at the age of 73.

Robert Sengstacke adjusts the camera during work on a film set in Nashville, in 1972.
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