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Pencil This In: Photography Edition

By Amy Mikel in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 22, 2008 4:00PM

Jonas Dovydenas, Iron Worker, Chicago 1969, Gelatin silver print. © Jonas Dovydenas. Bank of America LaSalle Collection.
  • The Made in Chicago: Portraits from the Bank of America LaSalle Collection exhibit opened last Saturday at the Chicago Cultural Center. Since the collection’s inception in 1967, curators have largely amassed prints by photographers living and working in Chicago. A total of 150 works from as early as 1937 will be on display, capturing a portrait of the city through the years as well as the history of the photographic medium. 78 E. Washington Street, fourth floor Exhibition Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center, 10/18-1/04/09, Free

  • Dorothy Lange is best known for her Migrant Mother photo, an iconic portrait of the experience of migrant workers during the Great Depression. Now, her son Daniel Dixon – a writer who traveled and worked with his mother in the later stages of her career – is stopping in at the Museum of Contemporary Photography for an audio-visual presentation on Lange’s life and work. Selections of Lange’s work are currently exhibited at the museum gallery, part of the On the Road series.
    600 S. Michigan Ave., Ferguson Lecture Hall, 10/23 @ 6 p.m., Free

  • To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the birth of French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, considered by many to be the father of photojournalism, the Art Institute has been displaying a composite exhibition of Cartier-Bresson’s photographs along with pieces by modern artists influenced by his work. The exhibit is a chance to catch artwork which would otherwise be in storage until the opening of the Modern Wing next spring. Come see the exhibit on your own time, or catch an exhibition overview presentation this Friday.
    111 South Michigan Avenue, Gallery 100, regular exhibition runs through 1/4/09, exhibition overview 10/24, 2-2:30 p.m., Free with general admission