Featured Photographer – Todd Montgomery

People Living Milwaukee

By - Nov 5th, 2010 07:24 pm
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This is the first of our featured photographers, Todd Montgomery, and his shots of People Living Milwaukee.

Featured Photographer Todd Montgomery

Todd Montgomery has been photographing the life around him for more than 40 years. His diverse background experiences as a Naval officer during the Vietnam War, as an investment manager, an educator, an urban planner, and as a world traveler have given him a view of the world and its inhabitants from many perspectives. His photos cover the expanse of his travels and experiences all over the U.S., Asia and Europe. While the themes of his photography are as varied as his experiences, his work focuses on key moments that capture the essence of his subjects. Todd has exhibited his photos in many galleries, including the Agora Gallery in Soho, New York City.

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7 thoughts on “Featured Photographer – Todd Montgomery: People Living Milwaukee”

  1. This man is a leader, a positive figure in society, a man with a heart. A father that looks to the future.

  2. 314 says:

    Not to disrepect the pictures or the photographer, but shouldn’t it be re-named “People Living White Milwaukee”? I’m consistently amazed that folks can highlight a tiny section of a majority-minority city and, without blinking an eye, call it “Milwaukee”. Thoughts?

  3. Dave Reid says:

    @314 To be clear I titled the pictures… I was attempting to make Milwaukee into vibrancy, life, fun.. nothing more. I’m amazed that a simple set of photos of people, brings out anonymous commenters attempting to make them into a race thing. Geesh.

  4. Todd Montgomery says:

    Look at photograph of the gentleman in the fantastic light blue suit tooling around downtown and ask him what he thinks about the “living Milwaukee,’ Street photographers capture a moment in time, and that is all that you see here, just a moment in the life and vibrancy of the city.

  5. CJ says:

    @314,

    All but 5 photos are of NON-white people. That would be less than 1/2 of these photos in this post. This set of photos really does represent a true “picture” of Milwaukee’s diverse population.

    Did you only look at the photos you wanted to see?

    Keep that racial non-sense to yourself. Milwaukee is so moving past the ideologies of people like you…

  6. 314 says:

    I suppose it was just a knee-jerk reaction to the fact that the pictures all seemed to be focused on the East Side and downtown; again, no offense to the photographer, though I feel like the defensive reactions might say something about the fact that “race things” are still a sensitive topic.

    Also, normally, when you ask a white Milwaukeean if the city is “so moving past” race and racism, they agree. Try asking a black or brown Milwaukeean the same question….just something to think about.

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