Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College ChicagoSouth Loop
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This is Chicago's most distinguished museum devoted entirely to photography. Exhibits change every two months or so, often with photos from the permanent collection. Many of the photographers featured here were students of Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan, guiding lights in Chicago and worldwide for their approach to "street photography." The collection also includes work by such big-league photographers as Robert Frank, Paul Strand, Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand and Minor White. Connected to Columbia College, the museum focuses on commercial as well as art photography. Like teachers at the school, exhibits are concerned with issues of aesthetics and technique as well as the social and cultural implications of the photographic image.