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Name:  Lee Bey  

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Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Photographer




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Bey lives and works in the greater Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lee Bey is a photographer, writer, lecturer, and consultant who documents and interprets the built environment and the often complex political, social, and racial forces that shape spaces and places. His writing on architecture and urban design has been featured in Architect, Chicago magazine, Architectural Record, and many news outlets. His photography has appeared in Chicago Architect, Old-House Journal, CITE, and in international design publications, including Bauwelt and Modulr. A former Chicago Sun-Times architecture critic, Bey is also a senior lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and served as deputy chief of staff for urban planning under former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley.

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