Family Fun
July 25, 2013 • 05:16:18 p.m.

'Shutter to Think' rock photos roll into final month in Elmhurst


This is just one of the iconic cover shots by Paul Natkin. (Photo used by permission, copyright Paul Natkin)

Only four weeks are left to view the eye-catching exhibit "Shutter to Think: The Rock & Roll Lens of Paul Natkin" in the Elmhurst Historical Museum. Natkin is widely considered one of Chicago’s most accomplished music photographers. Starting in the early 1970s, he traveled the world documenting signature moments of drama, excitement and excess that propelled rock’s tumultuous history.

His astute eye and knack for capturing “the decisive moment” earned international acclaim and resulted in numerous magazine and album covers.

Learn the stories behind many of Natkin’s photos of rock icons, such as Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Pearl Jam and The Who. The exhibit incorporates narrative written by Dave Hoekstra and interpretive video elements produced by Tribeca Flashpoint Academy.

Experience engaging interactives including a Rolling Stone magazine photo op and a spyglass for kids to discover hidden clues.

Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. The show remains on display until Aug. 25. Admission is free at the Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 E. Park Ave. For more information, call 630-833-1457 or visit

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