Chicago Photography Center presents I ♥ Ink

A photographic exhibit of the art of tattoo

CHICAGO (January 18, 2012) – The Chicago Photography Center, a not-for-profit organization offering photography classes and exhibits featuring professional, emerging and student photographers, welcomes the public to a multi-event fundraiser and opening night of I ♥INK, a photography exhibit featuring over thirty images of intricate and stunning tattoos.  Photographers include Charles Osgood and JoséMoré.

Friday February 3rd, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. will be CPC’s fundraising gala.  The evening will include delicious barbeque from Rowdy Dowdy Barbeque, along with: Metropolitan Brewery ,Whiskey-tasting with Koval Distillery Wine-tasting with James Lester of Wyncroft Wineries, Wishbone Restaurant.  Windy City Harley will be there with one of their Harley Davidson bikes on display.

On Saturday February 4th from 3:00-6:00pm CPC will offer a one-time special workshop.  The Tattoo Photography Workshop will be a hands-on exercise for students to learn techniques of photographing body art, lighting set-up, and how to properly edit skin without marring the body art, while still achieving smooth skin tones.

Saturday evening (7:00-10:00pm) is the exhibit opening for the general public.  The exhibit is curated by Susan Aurinko and Warren Perlstein, and will run from February 4 to February 24, 2012 at the Chicago Photography Center, located at 3301 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. For more information, visit www.chicagophoto.org.

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About the Chicago Photography Center:

The Chicago Photography Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization focused on photography. Our facility includes classroom space, a computer lab, darkrooms, a lighting studio and a gallery that exhibits student, instructor and invited artists’ work. Our mission is to foster a broad community of photographers who practice and appreciate the art of photography by offering a variety of classes and exhibition activities; sustaining a corps of volunteers; sharing our cameras with overlooked and underserved communities; and providing a vibrant, welcoming environment in which all this happens.

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