About Filter Photo

Filter Photo is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Chicago, Illinois.

Filter Photo’s mission is two-fold: first, to serve and support the photographic communities of Chicago and the Midwest; and second, to highlight Chicago as a vital center of the national photographic community.

Since 2009 Filter Photo has organized the annual Filter Photo Festival, a multi-day celebration of photography that includes workshops, lectures, exhibition receptions, artist talks, and other diverse programming. A primary component of the Festival is the portfolio reviews, through which photographers are able to connect with national and international curators, gallery directors, editors, and other elite professionals.

In 2015 Filter Photo opened Filter Space, a permanent gallery and project space located in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood at 1821 West Hubbard Street, Suite 207. Filter Space hosts regular social, educational, and professional development activities, including exhibitions, workshops, and lectures.

Please join us in our mission and support Filter Photo through Membership or a tax-deductible donation.

Learn more about Filter here!

Location |1821 W. Hubbard St. Suite 207 | Chicago, IL 60622
Phone | 312.248.1961
Email | info@filterphoto.org


Filter Photo is dedicated to an open, inclusive, accessible, and supportive environment for all of its patrons, staff, and volunteers.  Visitors in need of accommodations are invited to contact us at info@filterphoto.org in advance of your visit so we can arrange accommodations to support your experience.

Filter Photo’s Non-Discrimination Policy describes our expectations as we work together to maintain a respectful environment, free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  View Filter Photo’s Non-Discrimination and Whistle Blower policies.

Filter Photo Staff

  • Jennifer Murray

  • Executive Director // jennifer@filterphoto.org

  • Erin Hoyt

  • Director of Operations // erin@filterphoto.org

  • Caitlin Peterson

  • Communications Coordinator // caitlin@filterphoto.org