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Pictures of the Year returns to CPC with its 72nd annual award winners

POYLOGO_REALCPC is pleased to once again present an exhibit of Pictures of the Year International winners. This year was the  72nd annual competition for POY, and the traveling exhibit of work from the winners list features photographs ranging from the Ebola health crisis in Liberia and Sierra Leone to intense images of social issues and stunning sports photography. The exhibit runs from September 11 – October 16. Please join us for an opening night reception on Friday, September 11th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Chicago Photography Center.

Upcoming Classes and Events

Sign up for a one-day digital workshop, or a free basic camera class in September



Free Basic Camera Class – For those new to photography, or have a new camera or are in need of a refresher. This free class is a perfect introduction. September 12th.

One-Day Digital Photography Class – The fundamentals of digital photography in one intensive day-long session. September 19th. 


Best of Wine & Critique Exhibit on Display Until September 4th


Photo by Dave Volden


Jenna Braunstein, Barbara Calabrese, Snejana Iordanova, Jeff Johnson, Steve Kuenstler, Genevieve Lee, Bob Long, Lindsey Lurie, Frank Monnelly, Peter Nelson, David Obermeyer, Adeline Sides and Dave Volden

Wine & Critique provides beginning, intermediate and established photographers with a safe and non-judgmental environment. For the price of a bottle of wine, or something to eat, drink and share, we enjoy a night of laughter and critiques.

The next Wine & Critique session will be August 21st, and the theme for the evening is “Wine and Critique.”

Frank Monnelly wins photo contest combining “wine” and “critique”

FM_WC_08212015_we3bCongratulations to Frank Monnelly for winning the monthly themed contest at the most recent Wine & Critique on August 21st. The contest theme was “wine & critique,” and Frank’s image captured it well, complete with merlot and loupe.

This session changed the procedure a bit, by requesting prints rather than digital files for evaluation. That proved so successful, that W&C guru Warren Perlstein has asked that submissions next month be prints – no larger than 11″ X 14″ and can be mounted or matted.  NO frames please.

Warren also asks that for the upcoming meeting, all three images submitted for critique be tied to a similar theme.

The next Wine & Critique session will be held September 18th, from 6:30 – 10:00 pm at the Chicago Photography Center.

The theme for the next contest is “FOOD.” So cook up a storm and fire away.

For more guidelines and information about Wine & Critique, click here.

Call for Entries: Warriors in Our Midst – Deadline September 6th

In celebration of Veteran’s Day and to honor all American military servicemen, women and veterans, photographers are invited to participate in the juried exhibition Warriors in Our Midst.

The Warriors in Our Midst exhibition, in conjunction with The Trickster Gallery, will be curated by Warren Perlstein- Photographer, Erin McNamara- artist, Jane Stevens- Il Art Gallery Museum/ photographer, Joseph Yazzie- U.S. Army/ artist, Jenna Braunstein- photographer and Joseph Podlasek- Trickster Gallery. Entries should have a strong focus on American military servicemen, women and veterans in their everyday life. All styles of photography are welcome. The exhibit will open at the Trickster Gallery on Saturday, October 24, 2015 and run through Dec. 6th, 2015.

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