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Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan

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160 pages, 140 color photos, 1 map
ISBN: 9780870206764

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By Kevin J. Miyazaki

"A wonderfully perceptive interrogation of landscape, portraiture, cartography, and place." -Mary Louise Schumacher, art and architecture critic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University to create an artwork reflecting on the importance of freshwater, Milwaukee-based photographer Kevin J. Miyazaki embarked on a two-week, 1,800-mile drive around Lake Michigan. He traveled its perimeter, through Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan, to produce what he calls "a contemporary portrait of Lake Michigan.” Miyazaki set up his portable studio on beaches, in parks, on boat docks, and in backyards, photographing those he met along the way. From residents, environmental scientists, and artists to a Native American water rights advocate, surfers, and commercial fishermen, Lake Michigan holds a powerful place in the life of each. Many shared their thoughts with him on why this body of water is important to all.

Miyazaki also photographed the water as he went, creating waterscapes of the ever-changing lake affected by weather and time. Perimeter gathers these images together, creating a diverse portrait of both people and a place, encapsulating Lake Michigan’s significance to those who are drawn to it.

By Kevin J. Miyazaki

"A wonderfully perceptive interrogation of landscape, portraiture, cartography, and place." -Mary Louise Schumacher, art and architecture critic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University to create an artwork reflecting on the importance of freshwater, Milwaukee-based photographer Kevin J. Miyazaki embarked on a two-week, 1,800-mile drive around Lake Michigan. He traveled its perimeter, through Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan, to produce what he calls "a contemporary portrait of Lake Michigan.” Miyazaki set up his portable studio on beaches, in parks, on boat docks, and in backyards, photographing those he met along the way. From residents, environmental scientists, and artists to a Native American water rights advocate, surfers, and commercial fishermen, Lake Michigan holds a powerful place in the life of each. Many shared their thoughts with him on why this body of water is important to all.

Miyazaki also photographed the water as he went, creating waterscapes of the ever-changing lake affected by weather and time. Perimeter gathers these images together, creating a diverse portrait of both people and a place, encapsulating Lake Michigan’s significance to those who are drawn to it.

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PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
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978-0-87020-676-4

Publication Year2014
Page Count160
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Format/BindingHardcover
Trim Size8 x 10 inches
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PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
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978-0-87020-676-4

Publication Year2014
Page Count160
Illustrations
Format/BindingHardcover
Trim Size8 x 10 inches
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