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Meet Mark Llanuza, aka “The Photo Guy”

Oct 1, 2022

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Village of Bartlett Museums, Bartlett, IL

Open House: Drop in anytime between 9 AM and noon.

Meet Mark, hear his stories and tips on photography and see his images!

Mark Llanuza, longtime Bartlett resident and Metra employee, is also a lifelong rail fan. In his youth he began photographing images of trains in the Chicagoland area, including Bartlett. His portfolio caught the attention of Metra, which has called upon him to photograph for its corporate publications and usage, to document railroad accidents and more.

In January 2016, Metra began using real images on its monthly passes. Llanuza’s work was selected “as the foundation for the new artwork” and continues to be featured since, as displayed in the Bartlett Depot Museum’s exhibit, “Ticket to Ride: Mark Llanuza’s Photos to Metra Monthly Passes.”

The museum, located at 100 W. Railroad Avenue, is always free admission and parking. Free! Fun for all ages!