Cup & Spoon

Coffee, Community, & Art

Mon-Fri: 6:30-6 Sat-Sun: 8-6

2415 W North Ave Chicago, IL




May 1 - June 30

All pieces for sale

La Bicicleta y la bandera

La Bicicleta y la bandera

Charlie Billups is a Puerto Rican born photojournalist based in Chicago, Illinois. He has been a photographer since 1975, trained by his stepfather, one of Puerto Rico’s top photographers. Charlie also was a U.S. Navy photographer based on a nuclear submarine. His work has appeared on the pages of various print publications and websites, including collaborating photographer for Chicago Public Radio/, La Voz del Paseo Boricua newspaper and Chicago’s Latin culture magazine among many.

Charlie has been at the forefront of major event photography from a spiritual and activist perspective photographing social issues that require distinct spiritual and activist perspective to achieve social change. Charlie has devoted much of his energy to visually document the ever-expanding Latin American music scene in Chicago.Many of these events are posted on his website and in his blog Charlie Billups Tumblr.


We welcome and accept online submissions anytime. We review artwork on an ongoing basis, and hold formal reviews every other month.

To submit your art, please include all of the following and send to

  • Artist statement, resume and website.
  • 5 samples of work with the following:
    • Title
    • Media
    • Size
    • Year completed
    • Price
  • Each image must be under 2MB, JPEG and color formatted as RGB (good image quality is around 1024x768 pixels at 72dpi).

Thank you for your interest in being part of art in the WOW District.