The Chicago photo community needs a better support system for its working creative force. Economic realities have changed. Photographers must run printers in cramped home studios or send work out to photo labs. Artists try to jump Everest-like technical hurdles as technology changes every twelve months: too much money, too much time, too much complexity. We work to change this dynamic..
LATITUDE provides advanced digital media equipment and a professional production space for established and emerging artists. The workflow and space was backed and built by Black Point Editions, a master print lab that has pushed the boundaries of pigment printing and digital workflow since 2004. LATITUDE supports continual work with Blackpoint’s roster of artists at the same level of custom printing so beloved by the art community in the past while also supporting a much wider swath of artists through full DIY printing, scanning, a wide format service bureau, film and print darkroom, classes, critiques, group meetings, portfolio reviews, and so much more. We are building a lont-term home for the photo community in Chicago.
We are in the process of becoming non-profit, 501(c)(3), and are fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas.