Chicago galleries specializing in photography

It wasn’t until the postwar period in Chicago that the idea that photography as a viable medium was beginning to be accepted. Galleries began selling photography as art, and art museums began allowing photographs into their permanent collections. By the 1960s a boom in photographic collecting and exhibiting in the private sector swept the nation. This wave of interest in photography continued into the 1970s as art schools and colleges established photographic programs. These educational opportunities in the Chicago area were especially plentiful at institutions such as the School of the Art Institute, Columbia College and The New Bauhaus/Institute of Design now at the IIT, to name a few. This resurgence of interest in photography revitalized commercial photography in Chicago and contributed to a plethora of museum and gallery exhibitions, and other photo-related projects, such as books.

The Chicago Photography Art Galleries directory from Centerstage Chicago:
www.centerstagechicago.com/art/galleries/styles/photography.html

  • 4Art Inc.
  • Alan Koppel Gallery
  • All Rise Gallery
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Betty Rymer Gallery
  • Bucket Rider Gallery
  • C33 Gallery
  • Catherine Edelman Gallery
  • Chicago Art Department
  • Chicago Art Source
  • Chicago Cultural Center
  • Chicago Photography Center
  • City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower
  • Concordia University Ferguson Gallery
  • Condren Galleries
  • Cornelia Arts Center
  • David Weinberg Gallery
  • DePaul University Art Museum
  • DvA Gallery
  • estudiotres
  • Evanston Art Center
  • Fifty50 Gallery
  • Fine Arts Building
  • FLATFILEgalleries
  • Fraction Workspace
  • G2 gallery
  • Galerie Meier
  • Gallery 1756
  • Gallery 203
  • Gallery 400
  • Gallery 40000
  • Gallery Guichard
  • Gallery Mornea
  • GARDENfresh
  • Gregory Gaymont Studio & Gallery
  • Harris Gallery
  • Hinsdale Center for the Arts
  • Hokin Center
  • Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery
  • Inspire Fine Art
  • John Galt Gallery
  • Karen Solem Studio
  • Kasia Kay Art Projects
  • Kraft Lieberman
  • Lanza Studio
  • Linda Warren Gallery
  • Lloyd Dobler Gallery
  • Michelle Litvin Photography
  • Moka Gallery
  • Moskow Fine Arts
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Northwestern University Dittmar Gallery
  • Noyes Cultural Arts Center
  • Packer Schopf Gallery
  • Perfect Pear Gallery
  • Peter Jones Gallery
  • Printworks Gallery
  • Renaissance Society
  • Ron Seymour Photographic Studio
  • Roosevelt University Gage Gallery
  • Roots & Culture
  • Sacred Art
  • Schneider Gallery
  • Shane Campbell Gallery
  • South Union Arts
  • SteeleLife Gallery, Inc.
  • Stephen Daiter Gallery
  • Stolen Buick Studio
  • Stuart-Rodgers Gallery
  • Sulzen Fine Art Studio
  • Teti Gallery
  • The Leigh Gallery
  • The Splat Flats
  • Thomas Robertello Gallery
  • Ven Sherrod Image Gallery
  • Vespine Gallery & Studios
  • Wendy Cooper Gallery
  • West Town Gallery Network
  • Wiessman Gallery
  • Zhou B. Art Center
  • Zolla/Lieberman Gallery

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