Camera Work

In 1902, Alfred Stieglitz founded Camera Work, a quarterly publication of photogravures that was printed and distributed until 1917.

Camera Work became the public image of the Photo-Secessionists as well as the first outlet for new European art in the United States. Stieglitz had a critical understanding of the various printing techniques used to reproduce photographs. Through this endeavor, he became the first to outline a standardized mode of publishing art photographs and exhibiting them in a gallery setting.

Museum of Contemporary Photography

at Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

(312) 663-5554


  • Monday: 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am — 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00—5:00 pm

The MoCP is CLOSED when Columbia College Chicago is closed, including all major holidays. The MoCP is also closed between exhibitions for installation. Be sure to check our homepage before your visit.

Interior of MoCP

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