Filter Photo Festival
Primary Venue: Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel
Keynote Speaker: Carrie Mae Weems
Filter Photo is pleased to announce the 6th annual Filter Photo Festival! The five-day Festival celebrates fine art, contemporary, photojournalistic, and documentary photography through diverse programming including gallery talks, lectures, panel discussions, workshops, and portfolio reviews with world-renowned photo professionals; special receptions for two juried exhibitions; and a portfolio walk showcasing the work of over 100 emerging, mid-tier, and professional photographers. The Festival will take place from September 24th-28th at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel with evening and other programs taking place at partner galleries, institutions, and organizations.
The 2014 Filter Photography Festival is organized by Filter Photo, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Filter Photo’s mission is twofold: first, to connect emerging, mid-level, and professional photographers with gallerists, educators, academics, curators, and other elite photography professionals from across the country, with emphasis on those of the Midwest, and in particular those of Chicago; and second, to secure Chicago as a vibrant center and destination for the national photography community, in part by uniting the city’s different groups and institutions in one event.