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    Chicago Art Institute, Alfred Stieglitz and the 19th Century

    I saw this yesterday after Chicago LF club meeting.

    This is absolutely the best photo exhibit I have ever seen, I even liked the descriptions. The only flaw was the slimy touch screens for a couple untouchable books. Ugh!

    I won't bore you with details as ARTIC has a good online description.

    But you must see and compare in person, this is rare original prints, with many side by side treatments of the same image. Silver gelatin next to Gum/PT and more.

    Really old salt prints, looking great!

    A must see, as online is worthless.

    http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/alfr...d-19th-century
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    Re: Chicago Art Institute, Alfred Stieglitz and the 19th Century

    How dark was it? Do I need to bring a flashlight?

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    Re: Chicago Art Institute, Alfred Stieglitz and the 19th Century

    Quote Originally Posted by John Jarosz View Post
    How dark was it? Do I need to bring a flashlight?

    Last time I was there was with a legally blind photographer friend (RIP) who could see the exhibit as well as I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Jarosz View Post
    How dark was it? Do I need to bring a flashlight?
    Not dark at all, now that you mention it. ARTIC does hang black cloth over some prints elsewhere, but not this exhibit. It's all under glass, which I don't like, but it's reality.

    I could see everything easily and I am another half blind photographer. Next visit I am shooting all of it with my iPod 6 which works really well under these conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Next visit I am shooting all of it with my iPod 6 which works really well under these conditions.
    Except that the Art Institute does not allow photography to take place in photography galleries. You can photograph just about anywhere else in the building, but photographing photographs is verboten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Wasserman View Post
    Except that the Art Institute does not allow photography to take place in photography galleries. You can photograph just about anywhere else in the building, but photographing photographs is verboten.
    OK, but I saw no signs.

    I'll memorize them!
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    Re: Chicago Art Institute, Alfred Stieglitz and the 19th Century

    I wonder if you ask why, they'll say so no one uses flash (which disturbs other viewers) because it's too dark for photos without flash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Jarosz View Post
    I wonder if you ask why, they'll say so no one uses flash (which disturbs other viewers) because it's too dark for photos without flash?
    I have asked why and was told that it was the rule. BTW, there are no signs, just humans saying that photos are not allowed. It's the same at The Museum of Contemporary Photography down the street. I got in trouble there by photographing at an opening for a Lee Friedlander exhibit. Mr Friedlander was there with a camera around his neck and no one yelled at him...

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    Re: Chicago Art Institute, Alfred Stieglitz and the 19th Century

    I would seriously consider attending, but I would like to know how close to the exhibit I can park my car, and sleep in it. I am mobility disadvantaged.
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    With carefull instructions you can park right next to the handicapped entrance 4 stories underground and use a very close elevator. Then cross one street and west 1/2 block. I would sleep in that garage, but I know how to stealth camp anywhere. A van with curtains is best.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    I would seriously consider attending, but I would like to know how close to the exhibit I can park my car, and sleep in it. I am mobility disadvantaged.
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