Filter Photo is pleased to exhibit Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman’s work from the series Geolocation: Tributes to the Data Stream. The exhibition will take place from May 6 through May 28. On Friday, May 6 there will be an opening reception from 6-9 pm, and copies of the book that accompanies the exhibition will be available for purchase.


Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman use publicly available embedded GPS information in Twitter updates to track the locations of user posts and make photographs to mark the location in the real world. Each of these photographs is taken on the site of the update and paired with the originating text. Larson and Shindelman’s act of making a photograph anchors and memorializes the ephemeral online data in the real world and also probes the expectations of privacy surrounding social networks. Their collaborative work is a means for situating this virtual communication in the physical realm. They imagine themselves as virtual flâneurs, ethnographers of the Internet, exploring cities 140 characters at a time through the lives of others.


Flash Powder Projects has recently published Geolocation: Tributes to the Data Stream with photographs by Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman,
texts by Kate Palmer Albers, Jamie Allen, Chad Alligood, Julia Dolan, Mark Alice Durant, Paul Soulellis, Michael Wolf, and Natalie Zelt.


Filter Photo is proud to acknowledge the support of the David C. & Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation in producing this exhibition.


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Exhibition Dates: May 6 – May 28, 2016
Opening Reception: May 6 | 6pm – 9pm
Location: Filter Space 1821 W. Hubbard St., Ste. 207

Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 11am – 5pm


Filter Space

1821 W Hubbard St | Suite 207

Chicago | Illinois | 60622



Monday - Friday | 11am - 5pm 

Saturday | 12 pm - 4 pm

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Filter Photo is partly supported by grants from The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council Agency, a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, The Fogelson Family Foundation, and The Hegner Family Foundation.