Following the Box website
An estate-sale find of a shoebox filled with old photographs and negatives made in India in 1945 leads a Chicago couple half-way around the world. As they “follow the box” to try and unravel the mystery behind who took these compelling photos and for what purpose, they gather together contemporary Indian artists who each draw inspiration from these images and create new artworks in response. The resulting exhibit and film is a cross-cultural exploration of the power of art to reveal our different cultures and ourselves over time and space.
As a result of being a semifinalist in LensCulture's Street Photography competition, I have a page on their web site, highlighting several different photographic projects.
Following the Box Blog 2016
A blog chronicling the movement of the Following the Box exhibit from Kolkata to the Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts in Delhi...and much more.
Following the Box Blog 2014
45 posts describing my 2013-2014 Fulbright grant Following the Box, exploring a box of anonymous photographs of India taken in 1945. The project collaborated with 10 contemporary Indian artists who drew inspiration from the historic photos to make new artworks. With contemporary photos by myself and Jerri Zbiral, partner in the project.
Following the Box Blog 2011
The first research trip to India. The first encounter with that remarkable culture that would sustain us for years.
The Collected Image
Jerri Zbiral and I started this business in 1984. We provide 19th and 20th century fine arts photography to collectors and museums. We also do appraisals.
Jerri Zbiral's website of her personal photographic projects.
Teller Madsen Exhibits
I co-founded the museum exhibit design firm Teller|Madsen in 1988. We successfully completed over 100 projects nationwide. We closed the business in 2015 and sadly, Frank Madsen passed away in 2018. He was a fabulous partner and a dear friend. Selections of our work can be seen on this section of my website.
Photography in the Classroom
This workbook from 1975 was based on an Artists-in-Schools grant from the Illinois Arts Council. It took place in two elementary schools and one junior high school. The workbook contains a wealth of information on all aspects of designing, planning, actualizing, and reviewing such a project.