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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Larry Kanfer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Photographer

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1956 St. Louis, Mo.

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Illinois Connection

Kanfer is an award winning photographer who operates a gallery in Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Larry Kanfer earned a degree in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an award-winning photographic artist whose original artwork is available through his galleries in Champaign, Illinois and on his website. His original artwork is featured in public and private collections nationally.

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A prairie state of mind /
ISBN: 0252040333. OCLC Number: 946463167

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Chicagoscapes /
ISBN: 0252034996. OCLC Number: 877367735

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Opening Chicagoscapes places the reader amid the breathtaking grandeur and warm humanity of one of the world's great cities, a metropolis both lavish with its pleasures and as hard as weathered steel, a prairie bound Oz that demands commitment from those seeking its truths. Larry Kanfer and native Chicagoan Alaina Kanfer have captured authentic moments that invite the viewer into pocket universes achieved in collaboration between an acclaimed photographic artist and the living world. From the deep blues of Lake Michigan to imposing winter cityscapes, from awe inspiring skyscrapers to corner hot dog joints, and from the lakefront chess obsessives to Maxwell Street's indefatigable vendors, Larry Kanfer brings the mesmerizing sensibility acclaimed in his collections Prairiescapes and On Firm Ground to illuminate the subtleties of mood and forces of nature that make Chicago a city unlike any other.

Illini loyalty :
ISBN: 0252083628. OCLC Number: 1004762594

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On firm ground :
ISBN: 0252075870. OCLC Number: 213451296

University of Illinois Press ;. .

On second glance :
ISBN: 0252019687. OCLC Number: 25551120

University of Illinois Press,. .

Without the evident drama of treacherous glaciers or mountain peaks, the midwestern landscape may - on first glance - appear commonplace. But those who look again will find an uncommon beauty as eloquent as that of the highest waterfall. With this distinctive collection of photographs, Larry Kanfer uncovers anew the drama of the prairie's changing skies and seasons and celebrates the serene dignity of the Midwest. "Elsewhere there are physical changes," states Kanfer.

On this island :
ISBN: 0670831751. OCLC Number: 21116765

Viking Studio Books,. .

Postcards from the prairie :
ISBN: 0965220427. OCLC Number: 36597477

L. Kanfer Gallery,. .

Prairiescapes :
ISBN: 0252014820. OCLC Number: 16085821

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