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Places Lived and Loved, Edie Swift, August Photographer of the Month

Elephant Train by Edie Swift

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 or 273-1501; Kurt Westbrook at or Richard Linton at