May 28, 2005

Millennium Park loosens photo rules....

posted by gavin neverdrownout in Places - permalink

As I've recently been invited to post here, I'd like to kick it off with this Tribune story some of you may have seen or heard about already.  It's been a heavily debated topic and it looks like we've won this one.  On another note, this Sun-Times article lightly combs over the financial woes of of finishing the Bean, and includes the oh-so-clever line, "the goal is to have the Bean fully baked by the end of summer.".

Day in the Life

posted by roderick in Around the Web - permalink

From the kids over at Gaper's Block:

We'd like to run a "Day in the Life" feature next week with the theme Memorial Day. To participate, please submit a photo taken on Monday, May 30, to the Gapers Block group pool with the tag dayinthelife or ditl. Or email it to us at We need it by 10pm Monday; the feature will run Tuesday.

---Andrew & Naz

May 24, 2005

CPBO identity+webpage

posted by pablokorona in - permalink

I'm just posting up here a continuation of the discussion at the meetup.

What would you like to see happen with this webpage?

I also will be refering to "Chicago Photobloggers" as the cpbo (
i also think we need some kind of "logo" to assign us as a "group"
anyone willing to pitch in design time?
i'll work a couple hours on something, but i'm not the best logo designer.


It's Your Choice

posted by Bill Vaccaro in Happenings - permalink

At Sunday's meetup, we talked about a meetup at Millennium Park next month. Later it dawned on me that the Custer Street Fair on Sunday, June 19 in Evanston would also be a great location for a meetup/shootout. Plenty of food, arts (including photography), street/people photography possibilities, etc. What do you think? Custer Street Fair or Millennium Park? Cast your vote by replying to this post. The most votes cast for one or the other by 11:59 pm on June 1 gets to be where we meet. Vote early. Vote often.

May 23, 2005

Proposed NYC Photo Ban Rejected

posted by Bill Vaccaro in Around the Web - permalink

I know this has nothing to do with the Windy City but this should bring a cheer to everyone. The Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York has dropped its proposed ban on subway photography. According to the New York Times:

"A proposed ban on taking photographs in the subway, meant to thwart potential terrorists, has been rejected as too broad to be enforceable, the police said yesterday. The measure, proposed in May 2004, would have banned people from photographing, videotaping or filming inside subway cars and stations; the press and businesses or individuals with permits would have been exempt. After public comment and discussions with the New York Civil Liberties Union, the police considered a partial ban on photos of tunnels, control booths and other areas closed to the public, but decided against it, said Christopher Dunn, the associate legal director of the civil liberties group. "From the outset, we have believed that a total ban would unnecessarily infringe on First Amendment rights," he said. The decision was first reported in The Daily News yesterday. Paul J. Browne, a police spokesman, said, "We don't feel the broad ban is necessary, and as a practical matter is unenforceable." People taking photos of areas deemed sensitive will still be questioned, Mr. Browne said."

Great news for the rights of photographers!

May 20, 2005

Reminder: Photobloggers Meetup This Sunday

posted by Bill Vaccaro in - permalink

Just a reminder about the Chicago Photobloggers meetup at Jinx Cafe in Wicker Park. Hope to see everyone there. We're going to talk about setting up some group exhibits. Bring a umbrella or a slicker. We might be in for some t-storms (though Tom Skillen still can't make up his mind). :)

May 17, 2005

Chicago Flickr group meetup

posted by roderick in - permalink

YF just pointed out that the Chicago Flickr group is currently in the process of planning a meeting. Read about it in this thread:

I think it would be awesome to have our groups merge into a fighting-photography-hyper-machine-SUPARPOWER. Or something like that.

May 13, 2005

Pilsen 2nd Fridays

posted by roderick in Happenings - permalink

Tonight is the Chicago Art District's 2nd Friday "Opening Night." The Pilsen Photo Group will have their 2nd Friday Gallery Opening tonight, and it usually showcases some of the lesser known, but awesomely creative photographers in the Chicago area. They are located at 1839 S. Halsted and runs from 6PM-11PM tonight.

You can find more information about 2nd Friday's at the Chicago Art District's website.

Gaper's Block featured artist

posted by roderick in Around the Web - permalink

If you're bored at work today and need something to do other than troll the Craigslist R&R (you know who you are), check out the work of Gaper's Block featured artist, Debbie Carlos. Debbie is the founder and editor of the awesome publication, Revol Magazine. Fantastic photos.

Go now, check it out.

Oh, and you can also see the work of last month's artist, Jen Schuetz, too.

May 2, 2005

Andre Kertesz at the Stephen Daiter Gallery

posted by Mitch Arsenie in Happenings - permalink

Through May 28, Andre Kertesz, a personal favorite of mine and a master and pioneer of 20th century photography is being exhibited at the Stephen Daiter Gallery on 311 W Superior. The exhibit is amazing as I've only seen his work in art books and textbooks; and the prints are all arund the theme of "Observations, Thoughts and Reflections" which I found quite interesting. It's deffinitly worth a trip downtown guys!