Calumet Photographic Sponsors American Poverty Photo Exhibition

Calumet Photographic announced earlier this month that it is sponsoring “The Unseen: America’s Hidden Poor,” a photo and multi-media exhibition being held at Columbia College in Chicago now through December 4, 2012. This unique exhibition consists of work produced by many of America’s premier photojournalists in all 50 states that highlight the struggles and dreams of impoverished Americans.

The exhibition was organized by, a non-profit alliance of accomplished photographers, writers, filmmakers and educators who seek to make alleviating poverty a national priority. The opening reception, which is sponsored by Calumet, will be at Columbia College, 33 East Congress Parkway, Chicago on Thursday, November 15, from 6 to 8 p.m.

“We believe that the stories of people struggling to overcome poverty deserve to be told,” said Steve Liss, founder of, “and that by sharing them we can inspire thousands of people to take action and create change.”

Attendees to the opening reception who bring in five items of non-perishable food will receive 10% off an equipment rental from Calumet or 10% off any Calumet product. This offer is also good at any Calumet retail location throughout the month of November. Local donations will be made to the Chicago Food Depository.

“Calumet is very pleased to support such an important photographic endeavor,” said Laura Dervin, Calumet’s event marketing manager. “We hope that this is another successful effort by talented photographers to bring about a positive change for many people’s lives.”

The general public is welcome to visit the exhibition throughout its run. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. They are closed on Sunday.

Calumet Photographic has been serving photographers since 1939. Only Calumet serves the needs of photographers with an interactive website, professional call center and worldwide retail and rental centers. There are 29 retail centers in the Calumet group serving the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

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