Panel Discussion: the Changing Chicago Project

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

Panel Discussion: the Changing Chicago Project

Moderated by Peter Bacon Hales

Peter Bacon Hales leads a discussion contextualizing the Changing Chicago project, an archive of images held by the MoCP. For this 1987 project, 33 photographers documented life through Chicago’s diverse urban and suburban neighborhoods. Sponsored by the Focus/Infinity Fund, led by museum founding board member Jack Jaffe (1928-2010), the project was organized with the support of the MoCP and four other Chicago institutions who mounted concurrent exhibitions of this work in 1989. Jaffe donated this archive to the MoCP and published a book of the work. Jan Tichy and select Changing Chicago photographers will also participate in this conversation.

Hales has written extensively on American spaces and landscapes, the history of photography and contemporary art. He is also a photographer who participated in the Changing Chicago project, documenting the rituals, events, and public displays of status among Chicago’s wealthy elite. Hales holds a BA in English and American Literature from Haverford College, and an MA and Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Art History at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Upcoming Events

Photos at Noon: Contemporary Photography in China and Beyond

Photos at Noon: Contemporary Photography in China and Beyond

Get to know the museum’s collection with this ongoing series of public print viewings. Drop in to learn about some of the museum’s best works ...

Read more

Teen Night

Teen Night

Chicago teens are invited to engage in creative interactive workshops and reflect on themes of the exhibition Third Realm. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teen-night-tickets-71410122599 ...

Read more

CANCELLED Lecture in Photography: Larry Fink

CANCELLED Lecture in Photography: Larry Fink

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED* Working as a professional photographer for over fifty-five years, Larry Fink has had one-man shows at ...

Read more

Lecture in Photography: Jessica Labatte

Lecture in Photography: Jessica Labatte

Jessica Labatte has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL; Elmhurst ...

Read more

Holiday Photo Book Bazaar

Holiday Photo Book Bazaar

Join us for a special celebration of photography books. Photographers of note including Krista Franklin, Brad Temkin, Aimée Beaubien, and Colleen Plumb, along with local ...

Read more
Past Events

Curatorial Tour and Gallery Talk

Curatorial Tour and Gallery Talk

Curatorial Tour and Gallery Talk

MoCP

Join guest curator Davide Quadrio for a special tour of Third Realm. Exhibiting artist Jompet Kuswidananto will be present to discuss his work. ...

Read more

Opening Reception: Third Realm

Opening Reception: Third Realm

Opening Reception: Third Realm

MoCP

Join the MoCP for the opening reception for Third Realm. ...

Read more

Lectures in Photography: Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

Lectures in Photography: Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

Lectures in Photography: Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

600 S. Michigan Ave.

Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa is a photographer, writer, and editor of The Great Leap Sideways. He has a BA in philosophy and French from Oxford University (UK) ...

Read more

Lecture in Photography: Teju Cole - Writing and Thinking Photography

Lecture in Photography: Teju Cole - Writing and Thinking Photography

Lecture in Photography: Teju Cole - Writing and Thinking Photography

Stage Two

Go Down Moses curator Teju Cole will give a public lecture about his various photographic practices. Drawing on his experiences as a photographer, critic, teacher, ...

Read more