Chicago's DANK Haus to present 44 national and international photographers


April 22, 2010 (Chicago, IL) -- DANK Haus, Chicago's German American Cultural Center located in historic Lincoln Square, presents "Augenblick: A Moment in Time," photographs from 44 national and international members of the PDML, Pentax-Discuss Mail List group. The exhibit opens on Friday, May 7, from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at DANK Haus, on the 4th floor Scharpenberg Gallery, 4740 North Western Ave. 


The PDML, Pentax-Discuss Mail List is an online group comprised of both amateur and professional photographers from 15 countries. The group uses cyberspace to connect, critique and encourage the art of photography and are ardent users of Pentax cameras and lenses.

Also featured at the exhibition is the newly launched PDML Photo Annual, 2010, (ISBN 978-1-4507-0950-7). Available through ( and also available through, this fine art photography book will be available for viewing along with selected, limited edition photographs from the book. The photographic annual is the second book produced by the group. Believing in giving and gifting through their art, PDML members donate book sale profits to the National Childhood Cancer

The opening reception for the PDML group, and exhibition, "Augenblick: A Moment in Time" is on Friday, May 7, 2010. The 6th floor Skyline Lounge at DANK Haus, boasting one of the city's best views, will also be open that evening from 8:00 p.m.-midnight. All events are free and open to the public.

DANK Haus is located in the heart of Lincoln Square in Chicago at 4740 N. Western Avenue. The gallery is open to the public every Saturday, from 11 am-3pm and is available during the week by appointment only. For more information about DANK Haus, visit or call (773) 561-9181.

About the DANK Haus

DANK Chicago is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting German culture, heritage and language. With headquarters in the Historic DANK Haus, DANK Chicago has been a staple of the Lincoln Square community for over fifty years.

The DANK-Haus, located in Chicago's traditionally German Lincoln Square neighborhood, houses DANK Chicago, a chapter of the nation-wide organization German American National Congress. With a chapter membership of over 1,200, DANK Chicago represents Americans of German descent, their friends and families and the community in general. The DANK-Haus also houses DANK Schule Chicago, a German language school for both children and adults. Core programming such as Stammtisch, Jazz on the Terrace, Treffpunkt, Kino, German Cinema Now, Oktoberfest, regular Fine Art installations, literary readings, classical and traditional musical performances and Sylvester Ball on New Year's Eve add to the rich, cultural heritage celebrated at DANK-Haus.

- Associated Press 

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