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Please join us in our mission to support photographic artists and makers and share the benefits of our programming with a wider audience. Contributions to our Year-End Campaign help fund our year-round exhibition, educational, and professional
development programming. 


The majority of our programming is free and open to the public, including artist talks, lectures, exhibitions, and community events. Whether in-person or via Zoom, Filter Photo offers a community of makers and patrons opportunities throughout the year to foster a creative practice, connect with other artists and photographers, and learn new skills—supporting an ever-growing community of people who simply love photography.

2021 Filter Photo Year in Review
  • Filter Photo Festival was in-person once again! We celebrated our 13th year at the 21c Museum Hotel.

  • We hosted a total of 450 portfolio reviews, in addition to both in-person and online workshops.

  • At Filter Space, we exhibited 148 artists across 10 exhibitions, including 5 solo exhibitions.

  • We hosted 14 artist talks and lectures plus year-round critique groups and community-building events.

  • We launched the inaugural Filter Photo Fellow.

  • We gathered with friends at our first Summer Block Party, Photo Dock.

  • We joined The Other Art Fair as a community partner and featured a selection of Chicago and Milwaukee-based artists.

As we look ahead to a new year, please considering supporting our Year-End Campaign to help us reach even greater milestones in 2022! Contributions from people like you—artists, photographers, curators, collectors, and patrons of all kinds—constitute a significant portion of our annual operating budget and are essential to our ongoing operations.


There are two great ways you can support our mission:

  • Become a Filter Photo Member or consider the gift of Membership for the photographic artist in your life. Members enjoy exciting benefits throughout the year including early registration to all Filter Photo Festival programming, inclusion in our Member Directory with a link to their website, and exclusive invitations to networking and community-building opportunities. Contact us to purchase a gift membership today.

  • Contribute directly to our Year-End Campaign with a tax-deductible donation.

For donations in amounts other than those listed, please contact us at or send a check to:

Filter Photo
1821 West Hubbard Street, Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60622

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