Reviews about Museum of Contemporary Photography

Nina Kindred

4/5
Reviewed on 19 Oct 2012

I'm a shutterbug myself, and I could spend all day in there and not be done. The works are amazing, and there are more all the time.

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The Museum of Contemporary Photography was founded in 1976 by Columbia College in Chicago and has become the world's premier photography art museum. As an international center, it generates creativity through groundbreaking exhibitions and programs, stimulating dialogue between students, artists and different communities. The museum is located at 600 South Michigan Avenue. Its mission is to cultivate an understanding of the role of photography, culture and politics in the world today. Starting in the early 1980s, the museum began to collect photographic materials. Since then, its collection has grown to include nearly 15,000 objects and more than 1,500 emerging and mid-career artists. The museum houses this series as well as the Midwestern Photographer Project, which contains a portfolio of works by photographers and artists living in Illinois and other Midwestern states. The permanent collection focuses on American and international photography from the 20th century and today. It includes Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, Henry Cartier Bresson, Julia Margaret Cameron, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Irving Works by Payne, David Prouden, Aaron Siskind, and Victor Sklensky in thousands of photographs and photographic objects, including gelatin silver prints, color works, and digital works , Photos and all kinds of Alt. Reproductive process. In recent museum exhibitions, famous ones include: Paul Shamblum’s "Evidence of Democracy"; Michael Wolfe’s "Transparent Cities and Workplaces"; Guy Tillim’s "Broadway Pa Tris Lumumba.