Celebrate Summer Chicago!


Upcoming Classes and Events

Special One-Day Film Fundamentals Bootcamp on August 8th

WarrenFUndamentals02Film Fundamentals One-Day Bootcamp – Shoot on film and develop in the darkroom in this one-day class on August 8th







Best of Wine & Critique Exhibit on Display Until August 28th


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.”



A Grand Opening Night for the Best of Wine & Critique

It was a great opening for a great show as a near-capacity crowd filled the Chicago Photography Center gallery to celebrate the best of the work of regular participants in CPC’s Wine and Critique, the monthly gathering of photographers who come to share and discuss their work. Warren Perlstein, co-founder of Wine & Critique, captured the evening’s fun in these photographs:


The exhibit will be on display until August 28th. The next Wine & Critique session will be Friday, August 21st.


Call for Entries: Chicago Architecture Biennial


Photo by Warren Perlstein

A Call for Entries

The Sofitel Hotel Chicago Water Tower has invited the CPC to produce an exhibit of architectural photographic work to be displayed in its lobby from early October until mid-November. The exhibit is in conjunction with the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, a constellation of exhibitions, full-scale installations and events that invite the public to engage with and think about architecture in new and unexpected ways.

We’re looking for the best of the architecture photography work of CPC members. It’s an exciting opportunity to display our work in a major public venue. You may also sell your work at the event and help the Center at the same time.

Signs of Summer at July’s Wine & Critique

Summer-Signs_AdelineSidesThanks to everyone who made it out on Friday night for our monthly Wine & Critique. A special congratulations to Adeline Sides for winning the “Summer Signs” photo contest (left).

The next Wine & Critique will be on August 21st. The theme is “Wine & Critique,” and the winning photo may be used to help promote the W&C monthly meetings.

We’re going to focus a bit more on prints in the coming months. So next month, please bring entries as 11×14 prints instead of jpegs. We’ll still critique digital photos, but try printing them! You’ll learn a lot!

Opening night for the “Best of Wine & Critique” exhibit is July 31st at 7 pm. It’s free, and promises to be a great evening of fellowship among photographers. Join us!


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