Our History

Serious teaching for people who are serious about learning photography. For more than forty-five years, Chicago Photography Classes has guided students in their photography development. You can be part of the community. Please join us.

Susan Moye


In 1969, Richard Stromberg began volunteering at the Jane Adams Center Hull House.  Eventually, he was asked to teach a photography course, which in those days was film and darkroom.  Over the following 33 years, Richard developed a full photgraphy program.  When Jane Adams Center Hull House was sold, Richard and a group of students moved the photography program to a vacan site on Lincoln Avenue, where it was housed for several years.  Ultimately, the Richard Stromberg Chicago Photography Classes moved to its present location at 4001 N Ravenswood, where today classes continue to develop students' photgraphy skills and capabilities.

Sadly, in November 2014, Richard succumed to pancreatic cancer.  The class are continuing in his memory under the new ownership of Nick Sinnott and Rick Katz, both former students of Richard.  New classes and excursions are being added to assist students with further development of their photography and to give them opportunities to work within photography in the real world.