Chicago Photographers go to China Presentation at Calumet Photographic

Originally Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2008

On Thursday April 3, 5 – 8pm. at Calumet Photographic, 1111 N. Cherry Avenue, Chicago there will be a presentation by the Rizhao Photographer group. The text below is from the announcement of the event on the Calumet Photographic Web site

Spreading Sunshine in China:
An Unforgettable Journey for Chicago Photographers

It may seem like a pilot for a reality TV show: 10 seasoned ASMP photographers (nine from Chicago) are invited by the Shandong Provincial government to document the eastern coast port city of Rizhao in China for seven days. During this whirlwind one-week experience, the photographers immersed themselves in the mysterious culture, the rich history and the industrious people of Rizhao which means “Sunshine.” Each evening, these seasoned pros shared their work with each other for open and honest critiques. Fueled by these new discoveries and insights, the self nicknamed “Sunshiners” hit the streets creating high-quality, beautiful images that grew more incredible as each day passed. What started as an once-in-a-lifetime trip to photograph, evolved into an unforgettable journey to grow as photographers with the resounding support of a community.

During this open forum, the group will share its images from the journey along with stories and insights. There will be time for questions and answers about the trip and about the ASMP. Delicious Chinese edibles will be prepared by Calumet”s neighbor Kendall College.

The Sunshiners include: Elie Berkman, Dirk Fletcher, Frank McMahon, Eric Futran, Lee Balgemann, David Seide, Marc Hauser, Sylvia Plachy, Ron Gould and Karen Hirsch.

Please call us at 1.800.CALUMET (225.8638) to register for this seminar and refer to item number ZSSMCH1365

For more information on the Rizhao, China Photographer Group
Karen King
Calumet Photographic

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