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General Information

Name:  Charles Osgood  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: in Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Illinois Connection

Osgood has lived in Chicago for most of his life.

Biographical and Professional Information

Osgood is a photographer. He was born in Milwaukee and raised in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He graduated from Ripon College and later studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, receiving a master of fine arts degree in photography. He began his journalism career as a reporter for City News Bureau, the legendary Chicago training ground for journalists, before going to the Chicago Tribune as a reporter in 1969. After covering town meetings and features in the south suburbs, and taking photographs to run with those stories, he transferred to the photo department, where he remained for nearly 39 years. He has been an adjunct professor of photojournalism at Columbia College since 1991.

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