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Film screenings happen every Wednesday at 8pm

Outdoor Film screenings are at dusk (sundown) out on the Comfort Station lawn.

Music performances happen every Thursday at 7pm

Art openings happen the first Saturday of every month, and are displayed for the entirety of the month

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A Talk by Joe Gioia: "You press the button and we do the rest"; George Eastman's great invention, and the triumph of snapshot photography.

  • Comfort Station 2579 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)

As part of The Vernacular Photo Festival
Comfort Station Presents:

Talk by Joe Gioia: 
"You press the button and we do the rest"; George Eastman's great invention, and the triumph of snapshot photography.

About Joe Gioia:

Joe Gioia was born in Rochester, NY and spent many happy hours at the George Eastman House museum of photography there before going away to school. He has been the Senior Editor of Modern Photography magazine, a Contributing Editor at American Photo magazine, and has also written about photography, in one form or another, for PDN, Lens on Campus, Salon, and the New York Times. His photographs can be found in the Polaroid Corporation collection, now housed at the Westlicht Gallerie in Vienna, Austria, at the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, MN, and online at www.visiblerepublic.com.

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The Vernacular Photography Festival is a celebration of the art and collecting of vernacular photography curated by Ron Slattery. 

Over the course of 23 dates, we'll have talks by John Foster, Nakki Goranin, Ron Slattery, Shari Wilkins, Pamela Bannos, Nicholas Osborn, Albert Tanquero and Vanessa Daou. 

Other events include a 3D slideshow, scopitone show, community home movie night, a photo booth provided by A&A Studios, and much much more. 

Totally Free.