Sep 22nd 2019

2019 Filter Photo Festival: Day 4

@ Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago

163 E Walton Pl, Chicago, IL 60611

Opening Sunday, September 22nd, from 9AM - 4PM

On view through Sunday, September 22nd

9:00 am – 4:00 pm PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

10:00 am – 12:00 pm ROAMING REVIEWS | FREE

9:00 am – 4:00 pm WORKSHOP: Making a Life as a Photographic Artist with Richard Tuschman
Every photographer is potentially poised to make a unique creative contribution. Yet optimal artistic growth and expression can only be achieved through proper nurturing. This workshop introduces a roadmap, a guided journey, for realizing your creative potential as a photographic artist. Step by step, Richard will discuss techniques, tools, and strategies to foster long-term growth for photographers at all stages of their careers. Topics discussed in this day-long workshop will include “Finding Your Voice As An Emotional Messenger”, “Orchestrating A State Of Creative Flow”, “Responding to Rejection With Resilience”, and “Learning To Hurdle Creative Block.”, among others. While rooted in contemporary research, these strategies have all been instrumental in Richard’s decades-long artistic practice.

Please note that participants portfolios will not be reviewed as a part of this workshop.

Richard Tuschman began experimenting with digital imaging in the early 1990s, developing a style that synthesized his interests in photography, painting, and assemblage. He has been exhibited widely, both in the US and internationally. Accolades and awards include Prix de la Photographie Paris(Gold Medal, People’s Choice), Critical Mass Top 50, International Kontinent Awards(1st Place, Fine Art Projects) and Center Project Launch Juror’s Award(chosen by Roger Watson, Fox Talbot Museum) among others. His photographs have been published on numerous online magazines/journals including Slate, LensCulture, LensScratch and Huffington Post. In 2016 he was named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Photography. He currently lives and works in New York and Europe.

This workshop is limited to 18 participants.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ARTIST TALK: Louie Palu | FREE

Archive 192 is a not for profit research archive founded in 2015 that is focused on abstractionist photography by women. Founder Louie Palu will provide an inside view behind the collecting, researching, building of an archive including the administration and strategies involved in such a project, joined by Claire A. Warden, whose print was the first acquired by the archive. The name Archive 192 comes from reversing the name of Alfred Stieglitz’s Gallery 291, which is considered a seminal part of the evolution and history of photography. The first public exhibition of work held in Archive 192 will take place in 2020 at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

The goal of Archive 192 is to eventually place all the materials in an appropriate institution, which can care for and make available the materials for research and education. The archive is composed mostly of original prints, artist books, audio recordings, and ephemera. The archive now holds over 100 prints ranging from work by Florence Henri, Dorothy Norman and Lucia Moholy to contemporary photographers such as Clare A. Warden.

Archive 192 founder, Louie Palu, has been working on archives and researching photographers as a part of his practice since 1991 when he worked as an intern to Mary Ellen Mark.“My philosophy is that as a community we should always be in a process of re-evaluating our art practices and the institutions that exhibit and collect photographic work. Since my first internship in 1988 at Gallery 44 and through two fellowships at the Center of Creative Photography and the Harry Ransom Center I have researched and worked in archives large and small and collected photographs from the position of a practitioner. From very early on in my career I have been disturbed by the inequality of women in our field. I started Archive 192 using my own resources and minimal funding as an independent archive, which is operated free of some of the institutional gatekeeping that traditionally has shaped how we view the history of photography.”

Image © Claire A. Warden/Archive 192

Louie Palu has been a working documentary photographer and filmmaker for 28-years. He is a 2016 Guggenheim and Harry Ransom Fellow. He is best known for his work that explores social-political issues such as human rights, war, and poverty. His photographs have been featured internationally including in National Geographic, The New York Times, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and National Gallery of Art.

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