Vivian Maier Inspired Photo Walk

Sat 18th May, 2024 – 9:00am–5:00pm

Posted by APA Admin Posted in Education, Workshop


Sat 18th May, 2024


Free Admission

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Vivian Maier Self Portrait

© 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 and critical analysis of one another’s work.

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, 33 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60605
  • 9:20–10:00 AM: Welcome, 30-minute history/talk on Vivian Maier presented by Teresa Meier, assignment discussion, create mentorship groups
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Photo walk around Chicago Loop
  • 3:00–3:30 PM: Meet back at Columbia College. Quick edit and provide 3 to 5 images for display/critique.
  • 3:30–5:00 PM: Display/critique/open discussion
  • 5:00 PM: Workshop ends

Equipment to Bring

You will need to bring your own camera system and laptop.

Weather Preparation

This event will take place rain or shine. Please check the weather forecast and prepare for all conditions.

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