photography

Image courtesy of Larry D'Attilio

Larry D’Attilio has done a little bit of everything.  He’s been a classical musician, an aviator, and an award-winning photographer.

Greg Conniff and The Museum of Wisconsin Art

Madison photographer Greg Conniff was not in the market to prepare, shoot and organize another exhibit. The award-winning artist was shooting images for pleasure and was content to take the occasional commission. 

​Penelope Umbrico

  

With the advent of Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, and other apps, it seems that everyone is a photographer – or are they? It seems that capturing special moments has lost its specialness, but New York-based photographer Penelope Umbrico would disagree.

For the past decade, Umbrico has been sifting through the millions of photographs available online, usually grouped by subject matter. She wants to know why we take and share photographs and what it says about us as humans.

'Reading Women'

Mar 22, 2016
Carrie Schneider / Photo courtesy of the Haggerty Museum of Art

The title of the Haggerty Museum’s current exhibit, “Reading Women,” is both literal and figurative.  The large-scale photographic prints, plus a looped video, and a detailed catalog feature women actually reading.  But the exhibition also encourages us to read the women themselves.

Courtesy of Dick Blau

Elephants are often among the biggest draws that to zoos around the world, including here in Milwaukee. The relationship between these wild animals living in captivity and their human caretakers is a complex one, and one that visitors generally don’t get to see.

Eric Holubow

The photography of Eric Holubow reminds us that not everything about urban decline is ugly.

Holubow, who lives in Chicago, has taken some truly remarkable pictures of abandoned buildings, from factories and hospitals to schools and churches. Many have gone unoccupied for years, sometimes decades.

Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society

Many journalists aren’t afraid to ask hard questions, but not all of them are willing to put themselves in a perilous situation.

War correspondents tell an important story to the world by bringing words and pictures of the people whose lives are risked in battle. And in doing that, they put their own lives at risk. The deaths of reporters such a Marquette graduate James Foley and others in the Middle East drive that point home.

Palladium Print © J. Shimon & J. Lindemann / Museum of Wisconsin Art

Update: Photographer Julie Lindemann died of cancer Tuesday. 

Original Post, April 22, 2015: Wisconsin is home to a great many world class artists. Among those are the photographers Julie Lindemann and John Shimon, both of whom were born in the state and have made it their professional home.

 Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemühle Matt Smooth Paper  Print size 29.5” x 42.5” in
Mila Teshaieva

For four years, award-winning Ukrainian photographer Mila Teshaieva has documented the central Asian countries of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

Dick Blau / Museum of Wisconsin Art

There’s something about polka. Whether it’s the middle European version, or the Mexican version, or some amalgamation of a number of styles, the dance and music that supports it is infectious.

Harley-Davidson Archives / harley-davidson.com

Most people go to the Harley Museum to see the bikes. And there are a lot of them from the more than 100 years of the company’s existence. But a new photography exhibit focuses the viewer’s eye on the parts and tools that make the bikes a reality – and treats them as art objects in and of themselves.

Chip Duncan

Milwaukeean Chip Duncan is known here and around the country for his documentary filmmaking.

Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos

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.

Rick Guidotti

Photographer Rick Guidotti has spent his career capturing beauty on film.

Paul Calhoun

Photographer Paul Calhoun has traveled the world with his camera.

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