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Fort Dearborn-Chicago Forum Is celebrating 131 Years, since our beginnings in 1886 as the Chicago Lantern Slide Club.

During our illustrious history, renowned photographers have participated in our events including Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Edward Weston, Margaret Bourke White, Yousef Karsh, Victor Skrebneski and Pulitzer prize winners John White and Ovie Carter.

To commemorate this anniversary, we hosted a photographic exhibit of our current members' work at the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts at 1012 N. Dearborn in Chicago from May 18 - May 28, 2017.

Our opening reception took place the evening of May 19th.


MAY 18 - 28, 2017



Former Presentations

Special Presentation

Fine Art Photography

What it Is and How to Do It

by George Kuehn


This program proposes that there are some fundamental differences between everyday "club photography" and fine art photography.  Furthermore, there is no reason why "club" photographers should shy away from letting the fundamental impulse of fine art influence their work.

George Kuehn was born and raised in what was then rural Cook County Illinois, west of Glenview.  He began his employment as a teacher of developmentally delayed children.  That work led eventually to a doctorate in special education and a career as a college professor. In retirement, Kuehn has had the luxury of a commitment to his life-long love of photography.  He is active both in Chicago region photo clubs as well as a contributor of photographic work to fine art contests and gallery exhibits.

January 19, 2018

7:30 P.M.

Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum

47 W. Polk M-7, Chicago, 60605

© George Kuehn

Open to the Public

Free Admission