more about the show: http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/photographers-curator-hugh-edwards-art-institute-chicago taking up galleries 1-4 & 10 // through October 29, '17 About Edwards: Hugh Edwards (curator) - Wikipedia a sparse wiki entry Hugh Edwards - Portfolio a few of his pictures Chicago Trib Hugh Edwards, Friend To Art Of Photography - tribunedigital-chicagotribune Mr. Edwards encouraged young photographers, and he helped exhibit them. In the 1960s, he urged them to photograph people in the streets of Chicago. He felt photos represented ``those quiet and undisturbed moments which may expose more of human beings and their dissimilarities than the abnormalities of upheaval and distress.`` He took thousands of photos of people in a Harvey roller-skating rink near his home. AND Chicago Art Institute about him: Hugh Edwards | About One might guess that either Walker Evans, Robert Frank, or Danny Lyon was Mr. Edwards’s favorite photographer. But it would be futile to ask him, as his courteous manners would not permit a direct answer to such a question. However, in the many times we talked over our fourteen years together, his preferences had become clear to me, and I could tell that, even after a hundred discoveries and infatuations had nourished and washed over him, his fervor for these three never diminished. He said more than once that their work was what the camera was made for.