Exhibit Information

Bauhaus-Inspired Photography

Chicago Photography Center, Chicago, IL
October 6 - 29, 2010
Jurors: Justine Jentes, Director of Mies van der Rohe Society and Susan Aurinko, photographer and independent curator, both of Chicago, IL

Bauhaus-Inspired Photography is an international juried exhibit held in conjuction with the Filter Photo Festival at the Chicago Photography Center (CPC) in Chicago, IL. The themed exhibition celebrates the Bauhaus movement which was brought to Chicago by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and eventually centered at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Moholy-Nagy had been at the forefront of the development of photography in the 1920s and 1930s in Europe and continued his experimentation and teaching of the medium at the New Bauhaus in Chicago. Throughout, he championed the opportunities that photgraphy offered for a "new vision," emphasizing new ways of seeing, surprising points of view, and unconventional techniques (such as photograms, photomontages with typography and graphic design, new ways of printing).

Images, including those using atypical or experimental techiniques, were selected for the exhibition by jurors Justine Jentes and Susan Aurinko. Jentes is currently the Director of the Mies van der Rohe Society in Chicago, IL. Aurinko is a photographer and independent curator based in Chicago, IL.

Text from exhibition prospectus.

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