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September 18 – 21, 2024

OVERVIEW

Filter Photo Festival is a multi-day celebration of photography that takes place every September in Chicago. The 2024 Festival will be held September 18th - 21st at the Columbia College Chicago Student Center, centrally located downtown in proximity to museums, galleries, and other cultural institutions. 

 

Programming includes portfolio reviews, workshops, lectures, and artist talks. Additionally, exhibitions will be hosted at Filter Space gallery in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood.

 

Portfolio reviews are a central element of the Festival. During a portfolio review, an artist is able to share work directly with local, national, and international photography professionals, including gallery directors, curators, editors, and publishers. Emerging and established photographers are welcome to sign up for these twenty-minute, one-on-one sessions. 

An important part of the Chicago arts community since 2009, Filter Photo Festival has hosted an impressive roster of established artists and photographers as Festival Keynote Speaker including Ken Gonzales Day, Liz Deschenes, Joel-Peter Witkin, Penelope Umbrico, Carrie Mae Weems, Mona Kuhn, John Chiara, and Rodrigo Valenzuela, among others.

  • The 2024 Filter Photo Festival will be headquartered at the Columbia College Chicago Student Center, with a room block reserved for attendees just steps away at the famous Hilton Chicago.

    The Hilton Chicago is located near the Student Center on Michigan Avenue and overlooking Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and Museum Campus. 

     

    Filter Photo has secured a rate of $229/nt. Reservations are due by August 19th

    CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM

    Location: Hilton Chicago | 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

  • Filter Photo is dedicated to the health and safety of our community. Masking at Festival events will be optional.

     

    Filter Photo is dedicated to an open, inclusive, accessible, and supportive environment for all of its patrons, staff, and volunteers. More details about accessibility can be found on our About page.

     

    Visitors needing accommodations are invited to contact us before the Festival so we can arrange accommodations to support your experience.

     

    Filter Photo’s Non-Discrimination Policy describes our expectations as we work together to maintain a respectful environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. View our Non-Discrimination and Whistle Blower policies.

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

Registration opens May 24th for Filter Photo Members and May 31st to the general public.

Registration opens May 24th for Filter Photo Members and May 31st to the general public.

BUILDING A BODY OF WORK IN THE REAL WORLD

with Rahim Fortune

September 19th, 2024, 9 AM – 5 PM

Date: September 19th, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
Early Bird Pricing: $275
Location: Columbia College Chicago Student Center | 754 S Wabash Ave
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THE PHOTO BOOK FROM THE ARTIST'S PERSPECTIVE

with Carolyn Drake

September 20th, 2024, 9 AM – 5 PM

Date: September 20th, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
Early Bird Pricing: $275
Location: Columbia College Chicago Student Center | 754 S Wabash Ave
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VISION AND VISIBILITY

with Jason Lazarus

September 20th, 2024, 9 AM – 12 PM

Date: September 20th, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT
Early Bird Pricing: $125
Location: Columbia College Chicago Student Center | 754 S Wabash Ave
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FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS

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