Bachelor of Arts Degree in Radio, Television, Film, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

1968 - 1981

Employed by University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education Instructional Media Distribution Center, working in multi-image design and production, video production, photography, graphic arts, and their instructional applications.

1976 - 1985

Coordinated and taught photography workshops for Sunprint Gallery, the Madison Senior Center, and the general public.

1980 - 1981

Photographed twenty-nine sites for Historic Places in Rural Dane County, published by the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission.


Received Dane County Cultural Affairs grant to photograph and produce the exhibit "Endangered Historic Sites in Rural Dane County."


Photographed a series of twelve historically significant structures in Madison and Dane County for "City Lights" magazine.


Presented keynote slide lecture and talk for annual meeting of Madison Trust for Historic Preservation.


Coordinated and exhibited "The Way We See It," forty black and white photographs by eleven economically-disadvantaged Madison children, ages 8-13, at Sunprint Gallery, Madison.


Coordinated and exhibited "Scenes from American Players Theatre," twenty-five color and black and white photographs selected from two years work, at Sunprint Gallery.


Coordinated "Dane County Farm Families," an exhibit of fifty black and white photographs by Dane County farm family children at the Madison Art Center.


Work with children and photography recognized in end-of-year feature, "Americana - Kids and Cameras," in People magazine (12/22-29/86).


Invited by Harper-Collins Publishing of New York to be one of one hundred photographers to photograph for Christmas in America, a follow-up book to A Day in the Life of America.


Feature photographs taken and published in The Great Circus Parade, 112 pages, hard and soft cover. Gareth Stevens Publishing, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1990 - 1993

Wisconsin, a full-color, hardcover photographic book portraying the land, the people, and the culture of the state, published by Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company in Portland, Oregon. Photographer contributed all photography and captions. Wisconsin was selected as the official book for the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial.


Provided color photographs for Wisconsin, a soft-bound illustrated guidebook on the state, published by Compass American Guides/Random House.

1995 - 1998

Designed and taught a class on "Photographing Your World in Color" for the University of Wisconsin School for the Arts program.


Image of Wisconsin farm scene selected for U.S. Postal Service's Wisconsin Sesquicentennial 32 cent postage stamp.

1999 - 2003

On photographic teaching faculty at Peninsula Arts School in Door County, Wisconsin, teaching classes on color and black and white photography.


Awarded stipend by Madison CitiArts to help fund DoubleTake - A Rephotographic Survey of the City of Madison: 1925-2000.


Received contract to publish DoubleTake - A Rephotographic Survey with The University of Wisconsin Press in the Spring of 2002.


Exhibited a selection of works from DoubleTake - A Rephotographic Survey at Ancora Gallery as part of Photo Fest 2000.


Named Photographic Director for a humanities-based, interpretative documentation project involving six photographers of the Badger Army Ammunition Plan, an ordinance plant occupying 7,300 acres in southern Wisconsin and active over 60 years and three wars.


Named "Authorized Photographer" for the Overture Arts Center Project, a four year civic architecture project in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, with a construction cost of $100 million, Cesar Pelli, architect.

DoubleTake - A Rephotographic Survey of Madison, Wisconsin published by University of Wisconsin Press.

Exhibited DoubleTake - A Rephotographic Survey of Madison, Wisconsin at the Elvehjem Museum of Art in Madison.


Published MADISON, a full-color contemporary look through photographs at the city of Madison, WI. The book was published under the Photographer's imprint, Franklin Street Press.


Named to the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission Grant Advisory Panel for Multidisciplinary Arts/Culture.


Completed photography for WISCONSIN'S OWN / TWENTY REMARKABLE HOMES, published in 2010 by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Architecture/Interiors Panoramics Travel Portraits Madison Stock
Wisconsin Stock Performing Arts Cover/Tear Sheets Books Special Projects

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