A big thank you to Paul Buhle for this kind review of my first two photo books. Please contact me directly to order copies of Pictures from the Long Haul, No.’s 1 & 2. No1 is selected photographs 1961-2016, and No. 2 includes my earliest photos, 1960-1975. Contact: fatback@aol.com

October 31, 2019  Cleveland Review of Books

A Chicagoan's "Love Affair with Life":

The Photography of Michael Gaylord James

By Paul Buhle

Michael James is a Midwest legend. A larger-than-life figure who was swept into the radical movements of the early 1960s, James led one of the few successful community-organizing projects among the impoverished, ran a notable restaurant, acted in films and still has a local radio show. READ MORE

Welcome to my website!  Enjoy the photos. Please contact me to purchase my books, to initiate exhibits or presentations, and to give me your name for my mailing list to receive notification of future books, shows, and events. I'm at fatback@aol.com, you can find me on Instagram at @huckelberry42, and by mail at Prairie Dancer Studio Gallery, 1509 W. Lunt Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60626. I have books and matted prints available to help you with your Holiday gift giving.

I co-host the Live from the Heartland Show; we do a radio broadcast every Saturday morning on WLUW 88.7 fm Chicago, or worldwide at wluw.org.  View earlier shows at youtube.com/heartlandmedia or livefromtheheartland.com.

And I also suggest that you check out the new Rising Up Angry website: risingupangry.org  There are many photographs there, taken by myself and others. RUA just celebrated 50 years since its founding, and there is an exhibit up now at the Electric Jungle, 1768 W. Greenleaf, Chicago.

Stay tuned for more photos and stories.  And make sure you continue to do good in the World; the World needs all the good that we do!

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