Founder/Director: Susan Aurinko
As a curator, Aurinko has created over 250 exhibitions, both at FLATFILEgalleries, the gallery she founded and directed for 9 years, and in a variety of other gallery and museum venues, including IIT and CAC, and exhibitions for both the Japanese and Danish governments. She has led workshops for photographers and artists in the US, Canada, and India. Aurinko is on the Boards of Directors of Universe of Poetry, Chicago Artists Coalition, Apprentice Lab, and the Advisory Board for Chicago Photography Center, for whom she also curated the gallery’s 11 annual exhibitions from 2010 until 2013.
Loosely based on the concept of the early 20th Century group f64, f8collective is composed of contemporary Chicago photographers Susan Aurinko, Laura Husar Garcia, Sarah Hadley, Marcia Mahoney, Maggie Meiners, Yvette Meltzer & Jessica Tampas.