Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum - Celebrating 131 Years

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Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum - Celebrating 131 Years

1012 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60610
May 18th, 2017 - May 28th, 2017
Opening: May 19th, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Mon. - Thurs.: 11 am - 6 pm, Fri.: 11 am - 5 pm, Weekends: 11 am - 3 pm


Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum announces an exhibition celebrating 131 years of enhancing the skills of Chicago photographers. The exhibition features work by current Forum members and also highlights the Forum’s significant role in the history of photography in Chicago and the Country.

Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum traces its history back to the founding of the Chicago Lantern Slide Club in 1886 which has evolved through a number of transitions to become the organization that exists today. For 131 years, this succession of clubs has fostered the art and craft of photography through lectures, hands-on workshops, outings, discussions, competitions, and exhibitions. The exhibition this May continues and celebrates this proud tradition.

Over the years, some of the world's renowned and influential photographers have been involved with events at Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum and its predecessor clubs. These include Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Margaret Bourke-White, Yousuf Karsh, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Jay Maisel and Pulitzer prize winners John White and Ovie Carter.

Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum holds regular meetings on Friday evenings at 7:30 PM. It is located at 47 West Polk Street, mezzanine room 7. Meetings are open to the public.

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