Filter Photo welcomes photobook enthusiasts to a casual monthly gathering, with artists Doug Fogelson and Jeff Phillips, that explores the photographic book form through historical and contemporary examples. Each session will present at least three books for discussion and participants are invited to bring in additional books to consider with the group. Books will be examined for a synergy of both form and content, historical relevance, production qualities, and cultural impact.

The photographic book as a vehicle for sharing images ostensibly began with Anna Atkins Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions in 1843 with only three copies produced. Today we enjoy an immense selection of art books that feature a sweeping range of photographic art. The book form is iconic on coffee tables and in collections as a representation of taste and intelligence.  Enjoy a lively conversation each month with fellow photobook lovers.

Please note this is an in-person event at Filter Space in Chicago and masks are required.

This program is partially supported by The Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Presented By:  Doug Fogelson and Jeff Phillips

Dates: Tuesdays; May 10th, June 7th, July 12th, 2022
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Location: Filter Space | 1821 W. Hubbard St., Suite 207