A river runs through O’Hare International Airport

O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is hosting a photo exhibition of large-scale images from the book “A River Through Illinois,” by photographer Daniel Overturf and writer Gary Marx. The hard-to-miss images are in the west corridor of International Terminal 5, beyond security.

Included are several seven-and-eight foot long panoramic river views and portraits of people who hang out and work along the Illinois Waterway: bridge tenders, river captains, sportsmen and others.

(Photos courtesy Daniel Overturf, Gary Marx, and O’Hare International Airport)

“Several of the images depict places most people have never been — three hundred feet below the city into Chicago’s “Deep Tunnel” and into the wheelhouse of a towboat pushing a quarter-mile clutch of barges.”