Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum – Celebrating 131 Years + 1 photo exhibition features work by current Forum members and also highlights the Forum’s significant role in the history of photography. More than 100 photos will be on display.
Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum traces its history back to the founding of the Chicago Lantern Slide Club in 1886 which has evolved through a number of transitions to become the organization that exists today. For 132 years, this succession of clubs has fostered the art and craft of photography. This exhibition continues this proud tradition.
Over the years, some of the world’s renowned and influential photographers have been involved with events at Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum and its predecessor clubs. These include Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Margaret Bourke-White, Yousuf Karsh, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Jay Maisel and Pulitzer prize winners John White and Ovie Carter.
Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum holds regular meetings on Friday evenings at 7:30 PM. Meetings include hands-on workshops, discussions, lectures and competitions. The Forum is located at 47 West Polk Street, Mezzanine Room 7. Meetings are open to the public.