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Open Air

May 27 2015
May 27 2015

It was impossible to take a bad photograph of Michael Jordan. I shot him more than any other athlete during my 50-year career. Starting this month, 30 giant prints of Jordan will be on display at a free outdoor exhibit at the Field Museum in Chicago entitled “Open Air.”  (Some of them are in this gallery.) The exhibit is meant to be a gift to the city of Chicago, just as Jordan was a gift to the city 30 years ago. Michael was the perfect combination — the right person in the right place at the right time — to lift up the Bulls and the city. I guess I was also at the right place at the right time as well, because I was privileged to capture these images of him.