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Faces of a Fish Empire Photography Exhibit at Central

Friday, July 07, 2017 - Monday, July 31, 2017

Categories: Exhibits/Displays

Faces of a Fish Empire is a photographic exhibit telling a larger story beyond a single company. It captures the anthropological changes of Milwaukee: its culture, food, religion, and demographics. On a larger scale, it embodies the incredible changes in technology (freezers, transportation, and computers) and the transformation in our relationship to Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes.  Located on the second floor of Central Library. This exhibit is presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society. Curated by Naomi Shersty.Tom Kutchera (1932-2016) bought his Leica 35mm camera while driving an ambulance in the U.S. Army in Germany during the mid-1950s. He taught himself photography during his two years abroad and returned to his hometown of Milwaukee to begin working in the family business, Empire Fish Company, a wholesale seafood distributor and retail store. He incorporated his love of photography into his work by taking portraits of its employees from the 1960s until he retired in 1995, when Neesvig's Food Service purchased the business.

Location: Main Street - Second Floor

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