Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Chicago Photographer Lee Balterman hits 90!
Chicago photographer Lee Balterman, hit 90 years old on July 6, at his cousin Betty Sherman's home in Wilmette. The big surprize of the night, was a repeat showing of Lee's interview for Chicago Tonight on PBS station WTTW, that was arranged by Daiter Gallery's Paul Berlanga. Paul also presented Lee with a letter from Chicago's Mayor, Richard J. Daley. Lee, the former Life/ Time magazine photo recalled "Shooting" Daley's father at the 1968 Democratic Convention. It was a fun filled party, and Lee was in great form... telling stories about his parents, and some of his favorite assignments, including Astronauts and their wives for Life Magazine. On last night's Chicago Tonight's program... the intoduction segment with Balterman, called Lee one of the masters of the Chicago school of street photography and photo-journalism. Lee also told a few jokes and bosted once again...
that he could of been a Major League Ball player, except for one thing...talent!