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The Chicago Photography Center (CPC) grew out of a photography program started at the Jane Addams Hull House in the fall of 1969. In mid-2002, a small group of students and volunteers rented space at 3301 N. Lincoln Avenue and began to envision the space and community that exists today. It opened its doors for classes in 2003, featuring film photography classes and some specialty courses like lighting and matting.Just a year later, the Chicago Photography Center offered its first digital photography class. Since that time our curriculum has expanded to include a variety of digital classes, a lighting series and a wide range of specialty courses, workshops and boot camps. Students who are true beginners, advanced amateurs and anywhere in between will find something interesting in our offerings. Many of the volunteers who helped this vision come to life have remained with CPC to this day, serving its community in a variety of ways, including in our digital labs, darkrooms, on the Board of Directors and more. Our instructors come from a wide variety of photography backgrounds, sharing their professional and personal experiences with our students. CPC also supports the community through its youth and community outreach programs, using photography as a means to connect and grow through art, learning and sharing.The Chicago Photography Center's goal is to provide a vibrant and flexible learning environment for beginning, emerging and accomplished amateur photographers throughout the Chicago area. We bring people together in an informal setting in which they can share their perspectives and develop their photography skills.