Filter Photo


Filter Photo is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a two-part mission: first, to serve and support the photographic communities of Chicago and the Midwest; and second, to highlight Chicago as a vital center of the national photographic community.

Since 2009, Filter Photo has organized the annual Filter Photo Festival, a multi-day celebration of photography that includes portfolio reviews, workshops, exhibition receptions, artist talks, and other diverse programming.

In 2015, Filter Photo opened Filter Space, a permanent gallery and project space located in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. Filter Space hosts regular social, educational, and professional development activities, including exhibitions, workshops, and lectures.

Opening receptions take place the first Friday of each exhibition, 6–9pm, unless otherwise noted.

The 2019 Filter Photo Festival takes place September 19–22, 2019

Image: Re/member/construct, Juried Exhibition at Filter Space, 2018

Current and Upcoming Events at Filter Photo

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