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June 30 - Presentation "Work and Passion" by Award-Winning Photographer François Robert

Among Robert’s publications are GRAPHIS (article) 1979, BEFORE AND AFTER (book) 1981, A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AMERICA (1986), THE COLOR OF FASHION (1992), COMMUNICATION ARTS (article) 1988 and GRAPHIS 335, Fall 2001.

His first FACE TO FACE book which sold out in Europe and the U.S. has been followed by FACES (which sold over 25,000 copies), published by Chronicle Books. His recent books include CROSSES, published by Graphis and "STOP THE VIOLENCE". He is working on 3 upcoming books: SKULLS from the collection of the Field Museum Chicago, INTERRUPTED LANDSCAPES about billboards across the United States, LEFT BEHIND about all the objects left in the desert by the undocumented migrants.

He received best of fine art from the Lucie Awards in 2008 out of 18.000 entries for his series: "Stop the Violence"



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Francois Robert

Ex-Chicago based photographer Francois Robert, born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, is renowned worldwide for his commercial work. His fine-art photography is equally provocative and covers a wide range of subjects from evocative Polaroid transfer prints, to candid street and travel photographs, and still-lifes. He will be showing a variety of his work for his presentation at the Forum.

Some of Robert’s clients include, Coca-Cola, Chicago Board of Trade, BP, Sappi Paper, Bentley Prince Street, Herman Miller, IBM, Unison Home and Yale Medical School.

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