Trade Show with Phineas Group

Global Shop 2018 Trade Show with the Phineas Group - Chicago Event Photography by Michael Courier

Global Shop 2018 trade show at the McCormick Place with the Phineas Group.

Earlier this year I worked with the Phineas Group to help them capture their booth at the Global Shop 2018 trade show at the McCormick Place. They were a fun company with a beautiful display, but it was interesting to learn that they partnered with the Plastic Bank to help reduce plastic in the ocean — by reusing it in the products.

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MCA’s 50th Anniversary

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's 50th Anniversary Celebration - Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

The opening ceremony for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s 50th anniversary celebration.

The most surreal event I’ve ever photographed would have to be the 50th anniversary celebration for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. It was a complete sensory overload in the best way possible — there was dancing, music, public performances, and gallery talks of all sorts. The crowds were electric, and it was such a great time!

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's 50th Anniversary Celebration - Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Cheryl Lynn Bruce leads a gallery discussion at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago during their 50th anniversary celebration.

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's 50th Anniversary Celebration - Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Art by Snapchat by Brendan Fernandes — a dance performance directed through Snapchat.

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The performers in Art by Snapchat shared their space with Felix — a 26-foot-tall skeleton of a fictional cat, created by Maurizio Cattelan

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's 50th Anniversary Celebration - Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Beautiful, art-inspired cakes on display by Emily Nejad

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Open 24 Hours by Edra Soto

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Rehearsals for Ways of Being by Rachel Ellison.

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's 50th Anniversary Celebration - Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

The South Shore Drill Team performs outside of the MCA.

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Whistle Hang Out by Liz McCarthy.

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's 50th Anniversary Celebration - Event Photography by Michael Courier Photography

Beyond Bollywood at The Field Museum

Beyond Bollywood at The Field Museum - Speaking event with the Indo-American Heritage Museum - Event photography by Michael Courier Photography

Nina Davuluri visiting the Beyond Bollywood traveling exhibit at The Field Museum in Chicago.

In December I worked with the Indo-American Heritage Museum as they hosted an event at The Field Museum. In celebration of their partnership with the Beyond Bollywood traveling exhibit, the IAHM hosted a panel discussion and public conversation about life as an Indian-American.

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