This four-day Festival celebrates the vibrant art community in Chicago through photography-inspired programming.
This year we have invited over 25 photography curators, collectors, and critics from across the country to conduct nearly 900 portfolio reviews with aspiring artists and photographers.
The Festival will also host a variety of photographic workshops exploring everything from historical processes, professional practices and career development, and creative production.
We are also honored to welcome renowned photographer, Joel-Peter Witkin, as our keynote speaker. Finally, there will be several artists talks, special receptions for two juried exhibitions at Filter Space gallery, and a Portfolio Walk showcasing the work of over 100 emerging, mid-career, and professional photographers.
The 2016 Filter Photo Festival will take place September 22-25, 2016 at The Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel. Additional evening events and programming will occur at several partner galleries, institutions, and organizations around Chicago.