Wednesday, January 12, 2011

2nd Annual Midwest Ice Climber's Festival at The Pit

This weekend I will be traveling to Wisconsin's own Ice Pit for the 2nd annual Midwest Ice Climber's festival. Just like last year I am excited to be photographing the event both days and am super psyched to see what another year at The Pit will bring! Last year five of the photos were presented in my Senior Thesis Exhibition at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design where they were awarded best in show in Photography. The feedback and support from this initial body of work has been more than encouraging, and I started this season with many goals. This year a selection of my thesis work, as well as a few additional prints will be on display during the festival's "after party" at the Ramada Inn. During this time there will be talks from climbers John Hansen of Wautoma, Eric Landmann of Madison, and an informal roundtable discussion with climber and first ascentionist James Loveridge. Beyond the talks there will also be a gear swap, gear raffle, and free beer! My prints will be on display for this one night only, and I'll be available for climbing and photo discussions to whoever is interested in chatting. I look forward to seeing some familiar faces, as well as meeting as many new midwestern climbers as possible... so Cheers! and lets get out there and do something great together this weekend!

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