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Postcards from America: Milwaukee to debut at Milwaukee Art Museum

Posted on January 2nd, 2014

Postcards from America: Milwaukee to showcase Milwaukee lifestyle, personalities

Milwaukee, Wis. – The City of Milwaukee be the next iteration of Postcards from America, a collaborative photography project that aims to capture, from multiple perspectives, the interactions and relationships that define places across America.

Postcards from America: Milwaukee will take place from August 2013 through April 2014, with eleven total photographers coming to the city, culminating in an exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum in the summer of 2014.

Thus far, Postcards from America has included trips through the Southwest; over the mountains to Utah; in Rochester, New York; and to Florida during the last Presidential election. The participating photographers are all represented by Magnum Photos, a photographic cooperative founded in 1947. This project explores and experiments with the concept of artistic and intellectual collaboration among Magnum photographers.

“We are excited to partner with the photographers on the next installment of Postcards from America,” said Brady Roberts, chief curator for the Museum. “I look forward to seeing the various images of Wisconsin through the lenses of these extraordinary artists.”

In Milwaukee, the project will examine the unique quality of life in the Midwest, exploring ideas such as street fairs and labor unions. After the images are produced, a portfolio will enter the Museum’s permanent collection. Photographers will also travel to other areas of the state.

Postcards from America: Milwaukee will include work by: Susan Meiselas; Martin Parr; Bruce Gilden; Donovan Wylie; Alessandra Sanguinetti; Jacob Aue Sobol; Alec Soth; Jim Goldberg; Paolo Pellegrin; Mark Power; and Zoe Strauss.

Postcards from America: Milwaukee is generously supported at the Milwaukee Art Museum by the Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation.


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