Curated by Kelli Connell


Filter Photo is pleased to present OUTS, a group exhibition of photography curated by Kelli Connell.


For this exhibition, 54 photographers provide an image that didn’t fit into any of their projects, an OUT, but remained compelling for them nonetheless. This exhibition affords the opportunity for these outliers to be seen together, creating new visual relationships between seemingly disparate images made by some of the most prominent photographers working in the medium today. There is a corresponding publication published by Skylark Editions.

Participating Artists

Alec Soth
Alex Prager
Alex Webb
Amy Elkins
Amy Stein
Andrea Modica
Andres Gonzalez
Barbara Diener
Birthe Piontek
Bob Thall
Brian Ulrich
Bryan Schutmaat
Carlos Javier Ortiz
Carolyn Drake
Cecil McDonald, Jr
Christian Patterson
Colleen Plumb
Daniel W. Coburn
David Hilliard
David Johnson
David Rothenberg
David Taylor
Delaney Allen
Doug DuBois
Ed Panar
Eirik Johnson
Elinor Carucci
Erik Kessels
Fred Huening
Geert Goiris
Guillaume Simoneau
Irina Rozovsky
Jason Vaughn
Jay Wolke
Jim Goldberg

Jo Ann Callis
John Divola
Jon Horvath
Joshua Dudley Greer
Joshua Lutz
Joy Drury Cox
Justin James Reed
Katharina Bosse
KayLynn Deveney
Kenneth Josephson
Kristine Potter
Laurie Simmons
Lisa Kereszi
Lise Sarfati
Mark Klett
Mark Steinmetz
Melanie Schiff
Melissa Ann Pinney
Mike Slack
Mimi Plumb
Natalie Krick
Paul Shambroom
Pieter Hugo
Pixy Liao
Rebecca Norris Webb
Richard Renaldi
Ron Jude
Shane Lavalette
Shawn Bush
Susan Meiselas
Terry Evans
Tim Davis
Tina Barney
Tod Papageorge
Yann Gross

Image Credit: Alec Soth

Kelli Connell is an artist whose work investigates sexuality, gender, identity, and photographer/sitter relationships. Her work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the J Paul Getty Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, among others.
Publications of her work include PhotoWork: Forty Photographers on Process and Practice (Aperture), Photo Art: The New World of Photography (Aperture), and the monograph Kelli Connell: Double Life (DECODE Books). Connell has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, PLAYA, Peaked Hill Trust, LATITUDE, Light Work, and The Center for Creative Photography. Connell lives and works in Chicago where she teaches at Columbia College Chicago and is an editor at SKYLARK Editions.

This exhibition is partially sponsored by The Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Image Credit: Birthe Piontek


Exhibition Dates: July 1st - August 19th, 2022
Gallery Reception: July 21st, 7 - 10 PM | As a part of PHOTO DOCK
Location: Filter Space | 1821 W. Hubbard St., Ste. 207
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11 AM – 5 PM