Remembering Robert “Bobby” Sengstacke

Famed Chicago Defender photographer Robert “Bobby” Sengstacke passed away March 7, 2017. His photos of Black life and culture are widely revered, collected, and published.

Courtesy of Chicago Defender

We celebrate his life and work:

The History Makers: Robert Sengstacke

Prominent Photojournalist and Former Chicago Defender Editor, Robert A. Sengstacke Dies At 73

National Association of Black Journalists (Chicago Chapter): Remembering Famed Photographer Robert “Bobby” A. Sengstacke

Images of Black Chicago, The Robert Sengstacke Archive

The Robert Sengstacke Photography Archive Now Available in LUNA

Getty Images

Video: Andre Guichard Interviews Bobby Sengstacke

Video: The Sengstacke Eye

Video: The Quintessential Black Woman

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