Say Cheese!: Wisconsin is a Subject for Photography Project, 'Postcards from America'

Jul 24, 2014

For the past year and a half, a group of photographers from the photographic cooperative Magnum Photos has fanned out across America.  The project, Postcards from America, aims to capture the essence of specific places across the country from multiple points of view.

"It’s interesting for them because it’s a new way of working, you they really only have two weeks, they get to dive in, and they sort of riff off each other," says Lisa Sutcliffe, Milwaukee Art Museum curator. "And so it’s a way to encourage experimentation."

The latest subject of the project is Wisconsin. Eleven Magnum photographers visited Wisconsin between last August and this April and the exhibit is filled with what they saw. It is on view in the Contemporary Galleries through mid-October.