Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Robert Burley, Tarmac T3, O'Hare Airfield, 1988, Chromogenic Print, 51 cm x 61 cm
Robert Burley, Tarmac T3, O'Hare Airfield, 1988
2008 Open Exhibition

Hedrich Blessing, Robert Burley
ORD: Documenting the Definitive Modern Airport

January 14–May 31, 2008
Eric Arthur Gallery
230 College St

In the second half of the 20th century, Chicago’s
O’Hare International Airport was the biggest and
busiest facility of its kind in the world. ORD
assembles photographs of O’Hare by Toronto’s
Robert Burley, describing its airfield as a
complex, managed landscape, with Chicago’s Hedrich
Blessing, depicting its modern architecture as
Chicago’s largest public works project. Together,
they illustrate half a century of design at
O’Hare, and the work of photographers who have
documented it.

Curated by Charles Waldheim / Urban Agency

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