[Distributed Books]: We Shall: Photographs by Paul D'Amato


We Shall

Photographs by Paul D'Amato

With Contributions by Gregory J. Harris and Cleophus J. Lee 

Published by DePaul Art Museum
Distributed by the University of Chicago Press

Publication date: Available Now 102 pages | 47 color plates | 8 x 10
ISBN-13: 978-0-7083-2673-2 ISBN-13: 978-0-9789074-7-1 | Cloth $45.00 ₤31.50


In Barrio, photographer Paul D’Amato turned his lens to the largely Mexican-American Chicago neighborhoods of Pilsen and the Little Village, capturing their residents’ homes and lives in multifaceted, dynamic images of weddings and graffiti artists, street corners and empty lots, and the euphoria of fire hydrants turned would-be baptismal fonts in the blistering summer sun.

With We Shall—a companion volume to the DePaul Art Museum exhibition of D’Amato’s photographs—D’Amato broadens his scope to include communities on Chicago’s west side. Through emotionally charged portraits, richly layered interior views, and multiples, We Shall not only demonstrates D’Amato’s unique collaborative approach with his subjects and offers his contemporary take on documentary photography and representation, but also reveals his genuine and complex perspective on life in some of the most challenging and troubled neighborhoods in the nation. The images in We Shall are sometimes inspiring, sometimes troubling, but always beautiful.


Paul D’Amato is professor of photography at Columbia College Chicago. His photographs have been featured in the New York Times Magazine, DoubleTake, Harper’s, and several other publications.

Please contact Nicholas Lilly at 773-702-7490 or nlilly@press.uchicago.edu for more information.



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