Chicago photojournalist and suburban newspaper publisher Elmer Johnson had equal parts ink, sweat, and developer pulsing through his veins...the resulting work is in this book.
With photographic work that spans from the 1930's to the 1960's, Elmer arguably rivaled New York photographer Weegee in his artfully capturing of the death and destruction inherent in photographing the news.
While, on the other hand, Elmer deftly reflected the everyday people and places that he reached with his newspaper.
This book tells his story with his photography, as well as, telling the stories behind some of the photographs. This is a book about Chicago and its suburbs, the glory days of newspapers, a family, a man, and his passion and talent.