Chicago Photography Center Nfp

Rating: 3.73 stars   37 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 3301 N Lincoln Ave Chicago IL 60657 USA

Mission: Our mission is to foster a broad community of photographers who practice and appreciate the art of photography by offering a variety of classes and exhibition activities; sustaining a corps of volunteers; sharing our cameras with overlooked and underserved communities; and providing a vibrant, welcoming environment in which all this happens.
Results: The Chicago Photography Center continues to increase its class offerings, reach new constituencies and develop new opportunities to under-served communities.
Target demographics: General public
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 14-1880948
773-549-1631
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Chicago Photography Center is a wonderful venue contributing to keep photography as a viable art and a tool in journalism, such as photojournalism. The Center reaches and teaches the neighborhood.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Enlarge the facility.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

After meeting a number of people who volunteer/work at the CPC, I've been consistently impressed with their dedication to the center, its classes, and their other programs. Having gone shooting with a number of past students and faculty, most have had nothing but positive feedback regarding their experience with the center. That's been a big reason why I've donated to the CPC in the past, and will continue to do so in the future.
Some reviews seem to focus on the internal politics of the center's past, or address the lack of a "star" photographer associated with the center. To me, that isn’t important. I evaluated three things before donating; 1) Is the CPC advancing photographic art in Chicago through education, outreach programs, and other events, 2) Do their plans for the future include expanding those programs to meet the changing needs of the community, and 3) Are they providing a needed benefit/service to the local community.
To me, all three questions were answered with a resounding yes.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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