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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Larry Broutman  

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Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD Non-Fiction Photographer Poetry




Illinois Connection

Larry Broutman raised his family in Glencoe, Illinois. He now lives in Chicago in the Streeterville neighborhood with his wife Susan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Since the 1990s, Larry Broutman has traveled the world over to capture the perfect photograph and has found his hometown of Chicago to have a plethora of visual inspiration. Broutman has been interviewed by high-profile television programs, radio shows, newspapers, and art magazines to discuss his critically-acclaimed photography books "Chicago Treasure," "Chicago Eternal," "Chicago Monumental," and "Chicago Unleashed." Forthcoming titles include "Africa Treasure" and "Chicago Courageous."

His photography projects include work with Lincoln Park Zoo, Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Childrens Memorial Hospital Clinic, and The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago. Broutman was a finalist in Africa Geographic magazine's Photographer of the Year contest.

Broutman attended MIT where he received his S.B., S.M., and doctorate degree in the field of Materials Engineering and Science in 1963. Specializing in Polymer Engineering and Science and Composite Materials, Broutman has vast experience writing college textbooks, reference books, and technical articles. In fact, he was inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- *Midwest Independent Publishing Association's Midwest Book Awards: Silver Medal in Art / Photography, Coffee Table Books category: 2019, Chicago Eternal

-- *Independent Book Publishers Association's Benjamin Franklin Awards: Silver Medal in Regional category: 2019, Chicago Eternal

-- *American Book Fest's Best Book Awards: Finalist in Photography category: 2018, Chicago Eternal

-- *Independent Publisher's IPPY Awards: Bronze Medal Great Lakes Nonfiction category: 2017, Chicago Monumental

-- *Midwest Independent Publishing Association's Midwest Book Awards: Finalist in Best Interior Design category: 2017, Chicago Monumental