The photographs shown in the August Photographer of the Month exhibit were made by Edie Swift during a decade serving as a Foreign Service Officer.
According to Edie, "We were privileged to live in South Africa, work in East Africa, live in Mexico and work in Central America. I recently read a quote in the New York Times that said, 'You could live your whole in a foreign country and not understand the culture, but you will come to understand your own.' "
Images from the 'reentry' through Washington D.C. and, finally, Wisconsin have been included. This exhibit combines this journey with Edie's decision about 4 years ago to try printing on various metals.
The exhibit is open Sundays 12 - 4 pm at the CPM studio, through the month of August.
Future PhotoMidwest "Photographers of the Month"
- September - Suzanne Rose (opening September 5)
- October - Yvette Marie Dostatni (PhotoMidwest Featured Guest Artist; opens October 2nd and will be featured October 10th for Gallery Night)
- November - Jim Sterne (opening November 6)
- December - Black and White Interest Group (opening December 4)
- January - Patricia Sweeney (opening reception pending)
- February - David and Cheryl Scadlock (opening reception February 5)
- March - Chris Priebe (opening March 5)
- April - Reece Donihi (opening April 2)
- May - Theo Streibel (opening May 7)
- June - Richard Armstrong, Tom Klingele and Don Julie (opening June 4)
- July - December - Open
We are scheduling into 2015 for CPM Members, classes or special interest groups to exhibit their work. Please contact one of the PoM exhibit co-chairs to sign up or for further information: Tom Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-1501; Kurt Westbrook at email@example.com or Richard Linton at firstname.lastname@example.org.