Capture the beauty of Chicago with National Photography Month!
May is National Photography Month! View the city with a new lens and celebrate with photography exhibits, trips to historical camera shops, or your own photography excursions throughout Chicago!
Visit a Chicago photography staple, Central Cameras located in the Loop! Calling downtown Chicago its home since 1899, Central Camera offers film developing services, darkroom equipment, cameras for sale and lots of photography advice! Whether novice or pro, Central Camera has all the accessories — and experience — for any photographer. Only an 11 minute walk from 73 East Lake or a 13 minute walk from Marquee at Block 37
View beautiful photography exhibits while you shop at Tamarkin Camera! The Tamarkin Camera showroom, the Rangefinder Gallery, is featuring Cuban photographer Roberto Salas chronicling the rise and fall of Fidel Castro’s rule. Tamarking also features the largest Leica camera showroom in the Midwest, priding itself on un-retouched photography exhibits. The store also includes film and digital cameras for sale. Only an 11 minute walk from 400 N. LaSalle or a 14 minute walk from Grand Plaza.
Explore the art world of photography at The Museum of Contemporary Photography, in partnership with Columbia College. Founded in 1976, the musuems current exhibitions include Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy and #AiWeiwei. The space also features lectures, poetry readings and other events. Only a 14 minute walk from AMLI 900.
New to photography? No problem! Flex your creative muscles with the Creative Eye Workshops, held by internationally published photographer Mike McDonald. McDonald will teach you the photography basics to help your own vision and style blossom. Only an 11 minute drive from Dwell at Naperville.