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21c Presents: Behind The Lens with Nigel Barker

September 29, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join internationally renowned fashion photographer Nigel Barker as he takes you behind the lens discussing his career from America’s Next Top Model, photographing celebrity magazine covers to advertising campaigns.  The event will showcase his greatest work and include a masterclass and photo walk of downtown Chicago. Nigel will share decades of experience photographing the fashion industry, urban landscape, and how he stays inspired.Following his presentation, Nigel and his team will guide participants on a photo walk from  21c Museum Hotel sharing advice and tips on how to capture the narrative of Chicago from the big picture to the details and help unlock the hidden beauty in the every day. Following the photowalk, participants will return to 21c to share their photographs on a digital gallery wall, socialize during a cocktail reception, and have the opportunity to get their portraits shot by the one and only Nigel Barker!

Date: Thursday, September 29th
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5:00pm – Doors open at 21c Chicago Main Gallery

5:15-5:55pm – Nigel Barker Masterclass presentation at 21c*

6:00pm – Meet in Lobby, depart on Photowalk

7:00pm – Return to 21c Museum Hotel

7:00-9:00pm – Cocktail reception at 21c Museum Hotel

Tickets: $30 general, $15 students

Levels: All photographers of every skill level are encouraged to participate.

Walking Tour: Participants walk to three locations within 10 minutes of 21c. All paths are ADA accessible. Please wear appropriate attire.

Equipment: All camera formats are welcome. Please know how to use the gear prior, technical instruction will not be provided.

Additional Tour Guides: Kambua Chema, Brooke Ellis, and Juli Lowe

* Participants are welcome to join for the Photowalk only. Meet in the lobby at 5:30pm.

** Please contact if you have been affected by Covid and would like to participate at a reduced price.


September 29, 2022
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Issabelle Frial


21c Museum Hotel Chicago
55 E Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611
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