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seasons change

Four seasons on Library Mall

We recently published this photo essay I've been working on, about historic trees on campus. You can see the whole essay here:
Campus Trees

Larger versions of the photos are in our UW photo library.

and other changes

My wife Amy has received a grant to do research in the former Soviet Union.

We will be leaving in January to spend eight months in Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Amy will be studying international environmental treaties and what impact they actually have. I will be working on a documentary project, photographing people affected by nuclear radiation (around Chernobyl and Polygon, the nuclear weapons testing area on the Kazakh steppe). It will be a great adventure for all of us.

Unfortunately, this means that after 6 years I will be leaving my photographer position at UW-Madison. We have just posted the position. Please pass the information below on to anyone you think may be interested.

Photographer/Imaging Specialist
University Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a photographer and electronic imaging specialist to visually communicate the university’s mission. A bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience in digital photography and electronic imaging are required. Candidates must be skilled in news and editorial photography, proficient in using Photoshop and digital asset-management software in a Macintosh environment, and possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills. The individual works closely with the senior photographer and other staff. Annual minimum salary: $32,908. For application details, visit or contact Renee Celley at (608) 262-3571 or Deadline to apply: Nov. 15.


Arts Night Out

I made this photo during Arts Night Out, when I had just come from the PhotoMidwest show (at the UW Memorial Union). I have to admit I was underwhelmed by most of the photos in the show, which had a definite theme of still lifes and quiet landscape scenes; I wondered if that was due to the curator or if that was just what got submitted. I definitely have a personal preference for photos with people in them.

I hadn't planned to make any photos, but on the way back to my car I stumbled upon this scene at the Humanities building and went running back to my office for the camera.

Note to custodial staff: someone wash those windows!

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