Museum of Contemporary Photography
|The Museum of Contemporary Photography|
|Location||600 South Michigan Avenue, Near South Side, Chicago, Illinois|
The Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) was founded in 1984 by Columbia College Chicago. It is well known for an active program and curating which discovers many emerging and mid-career artists. The museum houses a permanent collection as well as the Midwest Photographers Project (MPP), which contains portfolios of photographers and artists' work who reside in the midwestern United States.
The MoCP’s permanent collection focuses on American and U.S. resident photography of the 20th century and today. The collection features work by Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Julia Margaret Cameron, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Irving Penn, Aaron Siskind, and Victor Skrebneski among the 10,000-plus photographs and photographically related objects, including gelatin-silver prints, color work, digital pieces, photograms, and various alternative processes.
Of the Museum's exhibitions since 2001, notable ones have included:
- Paul Shambroom: Evidence of Democracy, October 3 - December 5, 2003
- Michael Wolf: The Transparent City and Work/Place, November 14, 2008 - January 31, 2009
- Guy Tillim: Avenue Patrice Lumumba, January 10 - March 6, 2011
- Museum of Contemporary Photography. Past Exhibitions. Accessed August 19, 2011.
- Combs, Marianne Evidence of democracy. Minnesota Public Radio, November 7, 2003. Accessed August 19, 2011.
- Artner, Alan G. Shambroom's bleak view of U.S. Chicago Tribune, November 6, 2003. Accessed August 19, 2011.
- Artner, Alan G. Photos offer voyeurism along with abstraction. Chicago Tribune, November 21, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2011.
- Weinberg, Lauren. Michael Wolf & "Work/Place." Time Out Chicago, December 10, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2011.
- Waxman, Lori. African avenues of broken dreams. Chicago Tribune, February 18, 2011. Accessed August 19, 2011.
- Weinberg, Lauren. "Guy Tillim: Avenue Patrice Lumumba" at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Time Out Chicago, February 2, 2011. Accessed August 19, 2011.
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