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Postcards From America: Milwaukee

July 10–October 19, 2014
Contemporary Galleries

The city of Milwaukee is hosting 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.

The Postcards From America: Wisconsin project runs from August 2013 through April 2014, with eleven Magnum photographers coming to the state. The photographers seek to examine the unique quality of life in this Midwest city, through photographs that explore street fairs to labor unions. The project will culminate in an exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum in the summer of 2014. Photographs from the project will become part of the Museum’s Collection.

Postcards from America: Milwaukee presents the work of eleven Magnum photographers, Bruce Gilden, Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Mark Power, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Jacob Aue Sobol, Alec Soth, Zoe Strauss, and Donovan Wylie, who visited Wisconsin between August 2013 and April 2014. Interested in collaboration and experimentation, these exciting artists share their distinctive perspectives on subjects ranging from the State Fair and highway infrastructure to students in Black River Falls and women laborers. Photographs from the project will become part of the Museum’s Collection.

Postcards from America is generously supported at the Milwaukee Art Museum by the Herzfeld Foundation. Additional support provided by the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Photography Council and Pier 24 Photography.
  • State Fair. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2013. © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos/Stephen Daiter Gallery