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2010 Filter Photo Festival

The talented and capable photographer, Sarah Hadely, is spearheading the 2010 Filter Photo Festival in Chicago that takes place October 6-10th, and includes portfolio reviews, workshops, and lectures, plus a call for entry. If you are in the Midwest, or want to visit an amazing city, this looks like a great event, with reasonably priced reviews, and lots of activities that fill-up photographers.

In our second year, we are partnering with the Chicago Photography Center and in addition to the portfolio reviews, we are adding exhibitions, workshops and lectures with world-renowned photographers to this year’s event.

Filter Photo Festival will take place from October 6-10th at the Chicago Photography Center located at 3301 North Lincoln Avenue on Chicago’s north side.

Filter Photo’s portfolio reviews will still be at the heart of the festival and on Saturday and Sunday, you can have your work seen by some of the Midwest’s top gallerists, photo editors, educators, and curators. The reviews will be held on October 9 and 10th from 9am to 5pm. You can choose 4 or 8 twenty minute face-to-face reviews and receive candid advice about your work, as well as tips for getting your photographs published or exhibited.

We hope the lectures, workshops, exhibitions and reviews will serve as an important way to meet other professionals and photographers and to gain valuable knowledge about furthering your artistic and professional career!

Some of the reviewers include :
John McKinnon, Asst. Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Milwaukee Art Museum

Susan Aurinko, Independent Curator & Photographer

Walter Mason, Director of the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University

Christy Karpinski, Editor F-Stop Magazine

Richard Cahan, Publisher and Author, City Files Press (Former Director of CITY 2000 and Chicago Sun-Times Picture Editor)

Michael Ensdorf, Founder and Director, Gage Gallery, Roosevelt University

Myra Greene, Photographer & Asst. Professor, Columbia College

Michael Zajakowski, Picture Editor, Chicago Tribune

Elizabeth Whiting, Art Curator, The Union League Club

And workshop instructors include:

Jane Fulton Alt

Marc Hauser

Carlos Javier Ortiz

Filter Photo Festival will have its first juried exhibition with the theme “Bauhaus Inspired”.
Juror: Justine Jentes, Director of the Mies Van der Rohe society.

Submissions deadline Sept. 1.

Please submit jpgs to

all images should be jpgs, 72dpi, longest side should be 1000 pixels. The images should be titled yourlastname_titleofwork.jpg

Please include your name, e-mail address and phone number in the body of the e-mail.

We will notify you by September 15th and framed work is due at the CPC by October 1st

If the work is mailed to CPC, please include return postage.

The opening for the exhibition will be October 6th and the exhibition will run until November 15th.

Filter Photo Festival will have its first juried exhibition with the theme “Bauhaus Inspired”

The Bauhaus movement began in Germany but moved to Chicago and was centered at the IIT with Mies Van der Rohe and later Lazlo Maholy Nagy. Common features of Bauhaus work include: geometric design, use of repetition and pattern, and simple but powerful shapes forming the basis of a visual layout. Photographs are often created in an unadorned minimalist fashion. Investigation of atypical photographic techniques is encouraged so we welcome experimentation.

Black & White, color and alternative processes are welcome. Prizes First Prize- Adobe CS5 Master Collection
Second Prize – Adobe Lightroom
Third Prize – Adobe Photoshop & Premiere Elements

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