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Context 2019

juried by Ariel Pate

Filter Photo is pleased to present Context 2019, our fifth annual survey exhibtion of contemporary photography. This edition was juried by Ariel Pate, Assistant Curator of Photography at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Juror's Statement

It was an honor to select work to be included Context 2019. The wide variety of practices and work to choose from speaks to the appeal and breadth of the medium of photography. The works chosen primarily reflect two storied themes of art history: portraiture and landscape. However, the photographers selected have expanded these genres to reflect on our contemporary context, one in which barely concealed intolerance and anti-scientific thought such as climate change denial are everyday facts of public discourse. Together, these issues determine not only the conditions we live in now but also the future that awaits us. Through their engagement with these themes, these photographers have examined our present moment, working to complicate and examine prejudice and the future of our environment. Not only that, but they have done it with technical skill and visual appeal. Thank you to all the artists who submitted work—the professionalism and level of engagement with photography is a tribute to Filter Photo’s efforts to promote and support photography within Chicago and our region”.  


Featured Artists

Geoffrey Albores

Kalee Appleton

Gary Beeber

Leticia Bernaus

Tricia Capello

Jonathan Castillo

Eli Craven

Francis Crisafio

Michael Danner, Juror's Choice

Alexander Diaz

Sharon Draghi

Rebecca Drolen

Alissa Godina

Paul Guilmoth

Pato Hebert

Harrison Huse

Jamie Kreher

Emily Mason

Carolyn Monastra

Alissa Ohashi

Jordan Putt

Astrid Reischwitz

Eleonora Ronconi

Travis Roozee

Sarah Rose

Mark Schoon & Casey McGuire

Matt Storm, Honorable Mention

Daniel Venegas


On View: March 22 – April 27, 2019

Location: Filter Space | 1821 W Hubbard St, Suite 207

Image © Alissa Ohashi

This exhibition was partially sponsored by The Illinois Arts Council Agency and a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

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