Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Gallery: Best of Photos 2008

Even the cold of February in Chicago couldn't keep visitors away from the "Bean."

PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen J. Serio

Chicago Bears Alex Brown (96) during a game against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field, October 19.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

Flying with Team Oracle during a practice run prior to the Chicago Air & Water Show.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

A dedicated young Blackhawks fan during the home opener against the Predators on October 13, at the United Center.

PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen J. Serio

Bill Clinton exits the stage at the Pepsi Center during the Democratic National Convention in Denver, in August.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

Obama supporters await the arrival of the senator during the Democratic National Convention held in Denver.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

President-elect Barack Obama takes the stage during the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

The Tiffany dome in Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center on Monday, June 23, 2008. The Tiffany glass panels have undergone thorough cleaning and re-installation.

PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen J. Serio

The Tiffany dome in Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center on Monday, June 23, 2008. The Tiffany glass panels have undergone thorough cleaning and re-installation.

PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen J. Serio

Todd Medintz arrived at the polling place at 6:55am on election day so he could be among the first to vote and get to his job on time. Medintz is a 7th and 8th grade science teacher at Burley Elementary School in Chicago.

PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen J. Serio

The marker at the par-3 No. 2 hole at Poplar Creek Country Club in Hoffman Estates.

PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen J. Serio

The green on the par-4 No. 1 hole at the Glencoe Golf Club.

PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen J. Serio

Employees gather in the break room at Google for some post-lunch relaxation. Google was named Chicago's Best Place to Work in 2008 by Crain's.

PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen J. Serio

Sen. Hillary Clinton takes the stage during at the Democratic National Convention.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

Women walk back from a Hindu ceremony at Tanah Lot, a popular pilgrimage temple on the Indonesian island of Bali.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

A Javanese man smiles outside the tiny village of Nganjuk, in Java, Indonesia.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

A street performer begins the kickoff to Looptopia '08.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

Taken for a story on the proposed development of the section of Michigan Avenue between Wacker and Randolph, this photograph gives the viewer a slightly elevated view from the median. This was achieved by remotely triggering a camera that was mounted atop a six foot pole that was held straight up in the air .

PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen J. Serio

President-elect Barack Obama, wife Michelle along with Vice President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill celebrate during the election night rally at Grant Park.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

President-elect Barack Obama and Vice president-elect Joe Biden take a reporter's question during their first official post-election news conference in Chicago.

PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen J. Serio

Mayor Daley

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

A solitary rice farmer works the fields at dawn in Bali, Indonesia.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

A rice farmer and his ox-pulled plow work the famous rice terraces in the shadow of one of the country's many active volcanoes.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

A view of the commercial real estate along the south side of the Chicago River. The image, a composite of multiple images, was created for Crain's 2008 Market Facts section.

PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen J. Serio

Ruth Rothstein in her home in downtown Chicago, Illinois, on September 9, 2008. Ms. Rothstein was featured in Crain's 2008 "Enterprising Women" feature.

PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen J. Serio

President-elect Barack Obama works the crowd before his Super Tuesday rally in Chicago in February.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

Election day in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, on November 4, 2008. Shirley Heard, a 4th Ward Democrat Party volunteer hands out sample ballots the the United Church of Hyde Park at East 53rd Street and Blackstone Avenue.

PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen J. Serio

Election day in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, on November 4, 2008. Midday at the United Church of Hyde Park at 53rd Street and South Blackstone Avenue.

PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen J. Serio

Photographed for the Life feature on residential real estate and "fabulous outdoor spaces," this Barrington Hills, Illinois, home sits on 70 acres.

PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen J. Serio

White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski loses track of the ball as Tampa Bay's left fielder Carl Crawford slides home safely during the White Sox playoff loss in October.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

The view of the Chicago River from atop the Crain's Communications Building at Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive on February 14, 2008.

PHOTO CREDIT: Stephen J. Serio


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