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APA Chicago | Vivian Maier Inspired Photo Walk

Sat 18th May, 2024 – 9:00am–5:00pm CT

Vivian Maier self portrait undated
© Estate of Vivian Maier; Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery

On Saturday, May 18th (rain or shine), APA Chicago facilitates a Vivian Maier-inspired photo walk to promote community engagement, mentorship, and collaboration. Utilizing 5-6 different foundational photography techniques employed by Vivian Maier, photographers retrace Maier’s steps on the streets of Chicago, creating their own unique interpretations of this historical influence. This themed walking tour is an excellent mentorship opportunity for photographers seeking guidance and collaboration. The walk would conclude with a group editing session and a sharing of one another’s work.

Date, Location & Tickets

  • Date: Sat., May 18 from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Location: Columbia College Chicago, 33 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60605
  • Free Admission

What you will learn

  • Street photography works on improving core photography foundational skill set
  • Street photography can teach confidence with your camera
  • Provide mentorship and critique in the field and/or the finished product
  • Collaborate and photograph together with other community members
  • Provide history and appreciation for the Chicago Photography Masters


  • 9:00–9:20 AM: Doors open, meet at Columbia College Chicago
  • 9:20–10:00 AM: Welcome, 30-minute history/talk on Vivian Maier presented by Teresa Meier, assignment discussion, mentor groups
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Photo walk around Chicago Loop
  • 3:00–5:00 PM: Meet back at Columbia College. Quick edit and provide 3 to 5 images for display, critique, open discussion

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