Talking Back: Chicago Youth Respond Opening Reception

Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Talking Back: Chicago Youth Respond Opening Reception

Join us as we celebrate the opening of our twelth annual Talking Back: Chicago Youth Respond exhibition, which runs from April 3rd - 7th.  

This exhibition features works made by teens who participated in Picture Me, an intensive afterschool photography program sponsored by the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. The program takes place at three Chicago high schools: Curie Metropolitan High School, Juarez Community Academy, and Nicolas Senn High School.

Co-taught by teams of working artists, this program, which serves approximately 90 students each year, cultivates teens as independent artists who gain a strong technical foundation as they work toward developing their own artistic vision and style through independent projects. Examining and discussing the work of professional artists is integral to the program. The curriculum is further enhanced by field trips to the MoCP and other cultural venues and contact with visiting artists. Picture Me students and alumni have won numerous awards, scholarships, and internships for their work and graduates of the program have gone on to study art at institutions including Columbia College Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of Illinois Chicago and Urbana-Champaign.

 

Upcoming Events

Print Viewing: Found Photography

Print Viewing: Found Photography

Print Viewing: Found Photography

MoCP

MoCP Curatorial Fellow Sophie Haslinger will lead a guided viewing of original works from the MoCP’s permanent collection selected for their incorporation of found imagery. ...

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MoCP Family Day

MoCP Family Day

MoCP Family Day

MoCP

Join us for a photo scavenger hunt, take a tour of the exhibition designed specifically for children, and explore other interactive activites. This event is ...

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Print Viewing with Kelli Connell

Print Viewing with Kelli Connell

Print Viewing with Kelli Connell

MoCP

Please join exhibiting artist Kelli Connell for a special, one-night print viewing and discussion of select works from the MoCP permanent collection . Connell will ...

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Lecture in Photography: John Divola

Lecture in Photography: John Divola

Lecture in Photography: John Divola

Stage Two

Since the 1970s, John Divola has explored the photograph both as a document and an aesthetic object. His work examines the intersection of art and ...

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Lecture in Photography: Corey Keller

Lecture in Photography: Corey Keller

Lecture in Photography: Corey Keller

Ferguson Lecture Hall

Corey Keller is curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. All lectures are free and open to the general public. Feguson ...

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Lecture in Photography: Zackary Drucker

Lecture in Photography: Zackary Drucker

Lecture in Photography: Zackary Drucker

Ferguson Lecture Hall

Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has ...

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Past Events

re:collection Print Viewing

re:collection Print Viewing

re:collection Print Viewing

MoCP

MoCP Curatorial Fellow Sophie Haslinger will lead a guided viewing of original works from the MoCP’s permanent collection selected for their incorporation of found imagery. ...

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Opening Reception: re:collection

Opening Reception: re:collection

Opening Reception: re:collection

MoCP

Join us for an opening reception of the re:collection exhibition, 5-7 p.m. at MoCP. ...

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Exhibition Tour

Exhibition Tour

Exhibition Tour

MoCP

Immediately prior to the opening reception, please join us for a tour of the exhibition by its organizers: Kalin Haydon, Carissa Meier, and Shawn Rowe, ...

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Never Sorry Screening at Low Res Studio

Never Sorry Screening at Low Res Studio

Never Sorry Screening at Low Res Studio

Low Res Studio

Join us at Low Res Studio on Thursday, July 6th from 7:30-10PM for Doc Night! Low Res Studio Suite #203 1821 West Hubbard Street Chicago, IL 60622 We’re teaming up ...

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#AiWeiwei Book Release Party

#AiWeiwei Book Release Party

#AiWeiwei Book Release Party

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Celebrate the book release of #AiWeiwei Enjoy a last look at the exhibition, hear remarks from MoCP executive director Natasha Egan, and purchase the book on ...

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