Alan Jacobs -


Thank God for these Guys

For five years, author and photographer Alan “Jake” Jacobs has spent countless days and nights on the streets of Chicago as he was allowed entry into the close-knit groups of the city's fire fighters, sharing in the complexity, the quiet giving, the traditions, humor, pride, and the dedication.

Motivated by 9/11 he set out to understand and explain the people and their work. His new book, Thank God for These Guys: Chicago’s Firemen on the Job, featuring over 250 unique photographs representing the most intimate moments in the lives of these often invisible men and women, is available from MT Publishing.

The following photography exhibits by Alan Jacobs can currently be seen on the Internet:
Jacobs Photos
current photographic work by Alan Jacobs. Exhibits include nature, places and people around the world.
Jacobs Photos
Chicago fire fighter photos.


an interactive map and photographs of the Birkenau concentration camp. Hosted by Cybrary of the Holocaust.

Then and Now

360º interactive panorams of Auschwitz/Birkenau. Hosted by Cybrary of the Holocaust.

Auschwitz / Birkenau

A collection of photographs taken by Alan Jacobs at the concentration camp of Auschwitz / Birkenau. Contains some rare footage. Hosted by Cybrary of the Holocaust,
C|Net Best of the Web award winner, 1996,
Links2Go Key Resource Award winner, 1998.


an exhibit of photographs of the concentration camp Auschwitz / Birkenau, by Alan Jacobs.
Hosted by IDEA, a journal of social issues. Formerly hosted by London Calling, an award winning Web site in London, UK.


an interactive map and photographs of the Mauthausen concentration camp. Hosted by Cybrary of the Holocaust.

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