Filter Photo is a nonprofit festival, exhibition, and educational space in Chicago's West Town neighborhood. We organize the annual Filter Photo Festival, a multi-day celebration of photography that includes workshops, lectures, exhibitions, and portfolio reviews.
Join us at Filter Space year-round where we exhibit a robust roster of internationally recognized artists and host social, educational, and professional development activities for photo-based artists and the broader community.
2023 FILTER PHOTO FESTIVAL
September 27 - 30
Filter Photo is pleased to present the 15th Annual Filter Photo Festival. This four-day event celebrates the vibrant art community in Chicago through photography-inspired programming. Photography curators, collectors, and critics from across the country will join us to conduct portfolio reviews with aspiring artists and photographers. The Festival will also host a variety of photography workshops exploring topics ranging from creative production to professional practices. Additionally, the Festival will feature a series of daily artist talks, including Poulomi Basu as the featured evening speaker. Festival-goers will also have the opportunity to casually share work during Roaming Reviews and connect with peers and our sponsors in the Festival Lounge. Finally, concurrent exhibitions will be hosted at Filter Space gallery.
Portfolio reviews and workshops are paid events that require advanced registration—all other programming is free and open to the public.
Membership with Filter Photo is a great way to support both a growing non-profit and the photography community in the Midwest. Filter Photo offers members unique opportunities and direct access to special events during the Filter Photo Festival and year-round. As a Member, you’ll enjoy benefits including early registration to all Festival programming, inclusion in our Member Directory, with a link to your website, invitations to networking and community building opportunities at Filter Space, and our monthly e-newsletter highlighting photography events in the Chicago area.