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Fine Art Photographer: Bobby Sengstacke: Copping The Ghost

Andre Guichard

Artist, Curator, Gallery Owner, Father, Husband

Roughly 10 years ago I had the honor to curate a solo exhibition of  the work of Bobby Sengstacke at the South Shore Cultural Center Fine Art Gallery. It was then that I realized he was not only an amazing photo journalist but also a Fine Art Photographer with an incredible gift. He has not stopped and his genius is just another example of the National treasures South of Roosevelt Road. Please join me as Bobby takes you on an incredible journey about his life, the incredible exhibit The Fierce Urgency of Now at Chicago State University and explains what Copping The Ghost means.



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Paul Branton said:


When Art collides with history there is a special force - and even more special when that force is backed by the likes of Bobby who added another layer to his art (social responsibility). There are shadows cast by larger men that are not cold; but rather radiate a warmth through those that are blessed to be so close.

Bobby Sengstacke is an icon and hero for those of us that strive to capture images; especially those images that reflect our own culture. Very well said. I agree.

Nolan W. McCants said:


The introduction of such artistic treasures by Guichard is priceless. Sengstacke's inquisitiveness and authentic interest in the African community is clearly reflected in his images. His photojournalist gifting documents history in motion. Of everything shared in this interview, I just love the idea of "Copping The Ghost". Sengstacke has obviously mastered this technique.

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