Individual Author Record
Name: Richard YounkerPen Name: Richard M. Younker Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: 1945 in Chicago Sites:
Illinois Connection* Lives in and writes about Chicago, Illinois
Biographical and Professional InformationYounker completed a BA in psychology at the University of Chicago. He has been employed as a mailman, sixth-grade teacher, encyclopedia salesman, shipping clerk, actor, and singer. A self-taught photographer, he began working as a freelance photojournalist in 1974. Over the years, he has contributed forty photo essays to the ''Chicago Tribune'' and ''Chicago Sun Times Sunday'' magazines, ''Chicago Magazine'', and the ''Chicago Reader''. He has published photo documentary book projects about commercial fishermen on the Mississippi River and the working-class residents of Chicago. His photography was also showcased in the book, ''Street Signs Chicago'' published by Chicago Review Press.
*''On Site, The Construction of a High Rise'', Ty Crowell Co., 1980*''Street Signs Chicago'', Chicago Review Press, 1981 - written by Charles Bowden and Lew Kreinberg*''Our Chicago, Faces and Voices of the City'', Chicago Review Press, 1987*''Yankin' and Liftin' Their Whole Lives'', Southern Illinois Press, 2000*''Chicago People'', University Of Illinois Press, 2001*''Skinfolk: Gamblers on the Green'', Inkwater Press, 2014