Together, we share a fascination with life seen from the perspective of the camera. The Forum's year-round photo programs, workshops and outings benefit both the casual and serious photographer. Members share their knowledge and their images, inspiring each other to greater creativity. Our headquarters in downtown Chicago includes two darkrooms and a studio area.
From traditional to digital, editorial to experimental, the art of photography is embraced at Fort Dearborn. Since 1886, Fort Dearborn Chicago Photo Forum has been uniquely involved in the lives of thousands of photographers. Among the legendary photographers who participated in our activities in past decades are Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Margaret Bourke-White, and Yousuf Karsh.
We are proud of our role in the history of photography.