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Cherish Your Lomography Store, Chicago: It's One of Two in the Country

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Did you read the headline? Are you wondering what Lomography is? First thing's first: Lomography is a shop that sells analog cameras and accessories. It's also a community of people that are passionate about analog photography. If you knew that already, it may be because you're in Chicago: one of only two cities in the country that has its own Lomography shop. (The other is in New York, because doesn't it—like Wicker Park— have one of everything?)

On Milwaukee Avenue, the Lomography Embassy Store was just bought by its former manager Piper Robbins, reports DNA Info. The store stocks models of reissued cameras and will likely expand its merchandise to include t-shirts, bags, and other types of accessories. There's also an in-house "Lomo Wall" displaying thousands of photos snapped by analog photographers.

And if our handy intro didn't answer all your burning questions about Lomography, there's an open house at the store this Sunday that will cover the basics, and let you check out the unique spot.
· Wicker Park store manager saves analogue camera shop from closing by buying it herself [DNA Info]
· Lomography [Official Site]
· Lomography Embassy store Chicago [Official Site]

Lomography Embassy

1422 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL