Current Events: Vivian Maier “Out of Shadow” | Harold Washington Library Center | March 29 to September 28, 2014

I had a different event in mind to talk about today, but a trip to the library, yesterday, postponed my first idea and I decided to share information on the significant exhibition presented by the Chicago Public Library’s Special Collections.

I had written about Vivian Maier in the past months, but for the ones that didn’t make it to the Chicago History Museum, here is a new occasion to discover her work.

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Current Events: “Raison d’être” Exhibition of Andre Kertesz at Stephen Daiter

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Exhibition of Andre Kertesz at Stephen Daiter (Chicago)

From March 7 to May 24, 2014

Well, it has been a while since I sat down and wrote about photo shows. Life never tells you what will come next and what is waiting for you at the next street corner. So to “celebrate” writing again I want to share with you a wonderful exhibition happening right now in Chicago. Stephen Daiter Gallery is presenting one of the greatest photographers ever known, Andre Kertesz.

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Work by Mike Innocenzi

Featured in HGC’s “A Postcard Show

[Limited edition postcard-prints available for purchase]

Work by Lucy Boche

Featured in HGC’s “A Postcard Show

[Limited edition postcard-prints available for purchase]

Work by Siobhán Kealy

Featured in HGC’s “A Postcard Show

[limited edition postcard-prints available for purchase]

(Source: hungryghostcollective.com)

Work by Kelly Ichinose

Featured in HGC’s “A Postcard Show

[limited edition postcard prints available for purchase here]

sfmoma:

Fun fact: Edward Weston was one of the very first artists to be included in SFMOMA’s now-renowned photography collection. In 1946, SFMOMA organized an Edward Weston retrospective – one of the first retrospectives of its kind!

Featured here are just a few works by Weston from the SFMOMA photography collection. See and learn more→

Feature Friday: 꿈꾸는사진기

Check out this amazing looking cafe in South Korea!

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Work by Kelly Ichinose

Featured in HGC’s “A Postcard Show

[limited edition postcard prints available for purchase here]

Work by Nate Mathews 

Featured in HGC’s “A Postcard Show

[limited edition postcard-prints available for purchase]

(Source: hungryghostcollective.com)

Inspiration Monday: Imogen Cunningham

[Self Portrait with Camera, Late 1920s]

Imogen Cunningham is an American photographer born in Portland, Oregon in 1883. Cunningham began taking photographs in 1901 while studying at the University of Washington. She is known for both botanical photography and portraiture, but strangely when one looks at her images, the botanical and the human forms meld together due to her stylistic portrayal of grace and form.

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(Source: imogencunningham.com)

Work by Nate Mathews 

Featured in HGC’s “A Postcard Show

[limited edition postcard-prints available for purchase]

"A Postcard Show"

Last month, Hungry Ghost Collective wanted to try something different. Since a lot of people we know (including ourselves) have limited budgets and wall space, it is difficult to justify spending your entire paycheck on original piece (even if you LOVE it) and it can be just as difficult as an artist to spend the money on equipment, supplies, and framing. As our goal at HGC is to love photography and make it more accessible for everyone, we decided to try a one-night-only show in Chicago called “A Postcard Show.”

The show featured signed/editioned sets of post-card prints from seven Hungry Ghost Collective artists. There were forty-five different images in total! It was a lot of fun and it was a great way to sell and buy art at an affordable cost. We also found a great space for future shows! 

Thank you to everyone who participated and everyone who came to our show to see our new work! Your support is amazing and you keep us going! If you missed our show, stay tuned because I will be posting the images from the show throughout the week!

If you did make it to the show, would you be willing to send us some feedback?

Check out this post on Flavorwire to see dust-bowl-carnivale-esque compositions by Kahn & Selesnick. The beautiful and surreal compositions combine portraiture and sculptural nature in a most brilliant way. It’s well worth a click.

Ten Questions with Kelly Ichinose: Meet the Ghosties Series

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A while back, we had a small feature on our Instagram called “Meet the Ghosties.” It was brief and we haven’t revisited it. We have spent many months featuring other photographers and we thought it was a good idea for all of you to get to know all of us a little better. We will be featuring some Ten Questions interviews over the upcoming months with members of Hungry Ghost Collective.
First up, we proudly present Kelly Ichinose.  Kelly’s work doesn’t waste any time bringing you exactly where she wants you to go. Her work has a commanding presence, drawing you in with her colorful and well managed compositions and then leaving you there in the room with her subjects to digest the layers contained within. 
Kelly has a masterful manner of setting up her scenes and managing her compositions, ones which she can set up under almost any circumstances— all a testament to her resilience and adaptability as a photographer that allows her to have eagle focus on her scene. We are so pleased to offer more of Kelly and her work in this week’s Ten Questions…

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