Chicago Photography Center Closes its Doors

The Chicago Photography Center is coming to an end.  Last Friday, bankruptcy papers were filed and the CPC will close its doors permanently. It was a fantastic time.  A community was created, photographs were taken, people were inspired.

We want to thank everyone who has taken a class, taught a class, hammered nails, painted walls, managed the office, made a contribution, mixed chemicals, exhibited their work, served on the Board of Directors and so many more things that created the community that was the Chicago Photography Center.

Upcoming Classes and Events


No classes are currently scheduled at CPC at this time. Please check back here for more information soon.

Photo by Warren Perlstein

Photo by Warren Perlstein

Wine & Critique continues in new location

Wine & Critique will be reborn at Rebirth Studio on Friday January 29th. This is the first monthly W&C of 2016. Please bring a chair for yourself.

Rebirth Photo
4636 N Ravenswood Ave. Suite 102 Chicago, IL 60640
(312) 291-1981
contact if you have any questions.

Same deal as before, a bottle of wine or something to share gets you in the door.

We will critique PRINTS, 11″X14″ or smaller unframed, first. Digital images will be accepted. MORE INFORMATION TO COME.

Check out the a Wine and Critique Facebook page for information.

The contest theme is Patterns.


New year celebration for the Chicago Photography Center and a farewell to St. Peter’s on January 9th


Come celebrate CPC and the end of an era at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

Saturday, January 9, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Chicago Photography Center
621 W. Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL

The Chicago Photography Center would like to show its appreciation for all of the supporters, students, instructors, volunteers and others who have put so much energy into creating a remarkable center in the fellowship hall at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

As some of you know, the building is in need of significant repairs and the church is not in the position to bear the cost to complete them. It has no choice to but to ask all tenants to leave the building while the church’s administration determines its future.

So let’s have a toast to the Center as it leaves the space and offer a hearty bon voyage to the CPC community as it embarks on a journey into the New Year.

We’re encouraging people to bring something to share — a snack or beverage or both — but it’s certainly not required. We hope to see you there.

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