Upcoming Classes and Events

Classes and Workshops in May and June

ClassesAdapterPic iPhone/Smartphone Photography, Two sessions, May 30 or June 11
Picturing Chicago Women June 6&7 (two days)
DSLR Video Boot Camp, June 13 (one day)
Environmental Portraiture Boot Camp, June 13 (one day)

A winning “Street Portrait” at May’s Wine & Critique

Photo by Kirill Polevoy

Photo by Kirill Polevoy

Congratulations to Kirill Polevoy, winner of this month’s Wine & Critique contest: “Street Portrait.”

Wine & Critique is a monthly night of laughter, wine and photography critiques with a group of industry experts and fellow photographers. Attendees can also submit their work to a monthly W&C photo contest. Both are open to the public.

Previous Wine & Critique attendees may enter the Best of Wine & Critique exhibit. Entries are due by June 5th. Click here for details.

The next Wine & Critique session will be June 19th at the CPC, and the contest theme is: “Outside your comfort zone.”

Hope to see you there.

Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich and Sandro! A CPC discussion on June 5th

MalkovichSandro is one of today’s foremost photographers. He has photographed many national advertising campaigns for a long list of clients. For the past five years, in juried competition within the industry, Sandro has been voted one of the top 200 advertising photographers in the world.

In 2001 Sandro was invited by the Cuban government to photograph that country’s greatest national treasure – its athletes.

His most recent work includes the series: “Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters,” including the photograph to the left which recreates the iconic Dorothea Lange photo “Migrant Mother.”


Sandro will bring his vision to the Chicago Photography Center for a lecture/discussion on June 5th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

A Call for Entries: The Best of Wine & Critique

Andrea Korte

Andrea Korte


Chicago Photography Center’s Wine & Critique is open to everyone and meets on the third Friday of each month. For the price of a bottle of wine, or something to eat, drink and share, we enjoy a night of laughter, a glass of wine and critiques. The Wine & Critique exists to provide beginning, intermediate and established photographers with a safe and non-judgmental environment. Amongst their peers, photographers can delve deeply into their well-spring of creativity and feel free to learn, grow, and share their work and artistic vision with like-minded creative thinkers, visionaries and seekers. This exhibition highlights some of the images that we have seen and critiqued throughout the year. Curated by fine-artist and CPC instructor Jonathan Michael Johnson and photographer and Wine & Critique moderator Arnold Klein.

Entry Fee: $10 for one entry, $20 for three.

Click here to enter: Deadline to submit is June 5th


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