August 23, 2012 Awards & Competitions, General, Photography 0 Comments

Roozee Work 1In one of Chicago’s many vibrant neighborhoods, photographers gathered in early June to share, inspire and compete. At the Hairpin Art Lofts in Logan Square, the Logan Square Chamber of Arts and Filter Photo co-produced a judged Portfolio Walk for photography. The event welcomed any and all photographers to participate and compete for prizes as well as the public to come view and vote for their favorite portfolio.

Judges for the event included Christy Karpinski, Creator and Editor of F-Stop Magazine; Rose Licavoli, Assistant Director at Schneider Gallery: Contemporary Photography; and Gregory Harris, Assistant Curator at DePaul Art Museum. Each judge awarded a prize to his/her favorite portfolio, and all event attendees voted on a People's Choice award. Prizes include a year-long membership to the Museum of Contemporary Art, passes to Filter Photo Festival’s events, and more!

Roozee Work 2Harrington College's Photography program was well represented at the event by Dirk Fletcher (Digital Photography Program Chair), Travis Roozée, Barbara Karant and Amber Parker (Digital Photography instructors). At the conclusion of the event, we are proud to share that Travis Rooze received one of only three juried awards for his work titled, Practical Photography, shown above (keep reading tomorrow for a quick and exclusive Q&A with Travis!).

The competition was followed by a casual reception featuring beer from Revolution Brewery, snacks from Rewster's Cafe, and the opportunity for attendees to network and connect with the local photo community. Most of all, the event showcased the photography talent located in a city that thrives on design.

Practical Photography Photo Travis Rooze


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