Museum of Contemporary Photography

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The Museum of Contemporary Photography
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Established 1976
Location 600 South Michigan Avenue, Near South Side, Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates 41°52′10″N 87°37′32″W / 41.869538°N 87.625597°W / 41.869538; -87.625597
Type Photography

The Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) was founded in 1976 by Columbia College Chicago. It exhibits 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.

Permanent collection[edit]

The MoCP’s permanent collection focuses on American and International photography of the 20th century and today. The collection includes work by Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Julia Margaret Cameron, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Irving Penn, David Plowden, 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.

Selected exhibitions[edit]

Of the Museum's exhibitions since 2001,[1] notable ones have included:


  1. ^ Museum of Contemporary Photography. Past Exhibitions. Accessed August 19, 2011.
  2. ^ Combs, Marianne Evidence of democracy. Minnesota Public Radio, November 7, 2003. Accessed August 19, 2011.
  3. ^ Artner, Alan G. Shambroom's bleak view of U.S. Chicago Tribune, November 6, 2003. Accessed August 19, 2011.
  4. ^ Artner, Alan G. Photos offer voyeurism along with abstraction. Chicago Tribune, November 21, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2011.
  5. ^ Weinberg, Lauren. Michael Wolf & "Work/Place." Time Out Chicago, December 10, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2011.
  6. ^ Waxman, Lori. African avenues of broken dreams. Chicago Tribune, February 18, 2011. Accessed August 19, 2011.
  7. ^ 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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