The MoCP is the world’s premier college art museum dedicated to photography.  As an international hub, we generate ideas and provoke dialogue among students, artists and diverse communities through groundbreaking exhibitions and programming. Our mission is to cultivate a deeper understanding of the artistic, cultural and political roles of photography in our world today.

Founded in 1976 by Columbia College Chicago as the successor to the Chicago Center for Contemporary Photography, the Museum of Contemporary Photography began collecting in the early 1980s and has since grown its collection to include more than 15,000 objects by over 1,500 artists. The MoCP is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

MoCP Annual Reports:

Download a PDF of our 2018 Annual Report

Download a PDF of our 2017 Annual Report

Download a PDF of our 2016 Annual Report










Advisory Board

Julia Langdon Antonatos
Lisa Bailey
Patti Bartelstein
Dawoud Bey
Suzette Bross
Veronique Bushala
Kassie Davis
Peter Fitzpatrick
Josh Goldman
John Hass
Bill Hood
Thomas (Ted) E. Keim, Jr.
Gary I. Levenstein
Susan O’Brien Lyons
Suzanne Blum Malley
Marisa Murillo
Jessica Nielsen
Richard S. Press
Larry Ross
Lisa Sandquist
Stanley Wearden
David Weinberg
Helena Chapellin Wilson
Robert Wislow, Chair

Faculty Advisory Committee

Janell Baxter, Interactive Arts and Media
Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin, Communication
Kelli Connell, Photography
Joan Giroux, Art and Art History
Julian Grant, Interactive Arts and Media
Onur Öztürk, Art and Art History