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Photographer Barry Butler’s Chicago Photos To Be Shown At Navy Pier Exhibit

Butler's shots of Chicago have a new home as an exhibit at Navy Pier.

One of the images that will be shown at photographer Barry Butler's Navy Pier exhibit.
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NAVY PIER — Famed local photographer Barry Butler will display his photos of Chicago at Navy Pier beginning Wednesday.

The exhibit, “Flow – Water Brings Life to Chicago,” opens 11 a.m. Wednesday and runs through the end of the year. It features 22 images by Butler of Chicago’s famous water attractions, from Lake Michigan to the Chicago River and Buckingham Fountain.

The images are displayed between Kilwin’s Chicago and Making History Chicago at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave..

Navy Pier will host a giveaway on its Instagram 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday to celebrate the exhibit’s opening. Five winners will get signed prints and two tickets to a private reception for the exhibit on Aug. 23, where Butler will be in attendance.

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Barry Butler has been called “Chicago’s Picture Poet”

Butler was born in Ireland but has long considered Chicago his greatest muse. He published a book of his cityscapes in 2020. He’s built a large social media following on Twitter and Instagram, where he greets followers with stunning sunrise photos of Chicago.

“I am thrilled to bring my photography to Navy Pier. I’ve captured images from around the world, but photographing Chicago is truly a passion project,” Butler said in the news release. “Whether you live in Chicago or are a tourist to the Windy City, you will find that water brings life to Chicago. I am so grateful to capture these treasured moments for a lifetime.”

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