Chicago Street Photography Collective

A collaboration between street photographers in Chicago.


Mission Statement
Street Photography is ultimately a solitary activity. Our best work happens when we are in a state of flow. On the street, us, the subject and the camera.

Yet improvement, growth, happens over time and with input from the outside. We should be studying the works of others, reading about their thoughts and experiences. We should be learning about tools and techniques both new and old; the exposure systems, sunny 16, rangefinders, zone focus.

But eventually what we really need is feedback from others who are unbiased. That can help us place our work along the spectrum of quality and subgenre. Who can help us find projects, hone our voice. Who can make the entire process a little less solitary.
How it works
We will use regular meetings to critique one another's work with the goal of helping one another grow, not simply as an opportunity to tear someone down or lavish praise.
Wide ranging discussion with topics from film vs digital, b&w vs color, candid vs posed, art or documentary. Everyone will remain open minded and ready to consider something new. We may bring in speakers to discuss topics where they have expertise.
Photo walks will be scheduled to explore locations, venues, times of day, or techniques. These will likely be open to non-members as well.
Want to learn more?
Sign up for our email list and you will receive an intro email with some logistical details about when and where we go shooting, links to our portfolios, and answers to some frequently asked questions. After that you will receive notices when we do photo walks or other events. We will not share your information with anyone and you can unsubscribe at any time.


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