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Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan - Photographs by Kevin J. Miyazaki

Perimetermay 31 — september 6, 2015

This exhibit crafts a diverse portrait of Lake Michigan through images of its dynamic waterscapes and the everyday people that are closest to them. The Wauwatosa-based photographer collected more than 200 portraits of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan residents with a connection to the lake during a two-week, 1,800-mile journey around its perimeter. While some of his subjects were identified in advance, most of the people that he photographed he met serendipitously in his travels. He also briefly interviewed his subjects, asking only two questions: “What draws you to Lake Michigan?” and “What about the lake matters most to you?” The exhibition and its accompanying book, in the museum store, will feature a selection of portraits and answers to these questions.

This exhibition was originally commissioned by the by the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, Milwaukee.