Statements of Light
Monte Nagler began photographing seriously after studying with Ansel Adams. “It was during that period of intensive work that I realized that making photographs is a way to experience beauty instead of just looking at it,” Nagler says.
Monte’s photographs, which have won numerous awards, are found in many private and public collections including the Detroit Institute of Arts; the University of Michigan Museum of Art; the Dayton Art Institute; the Grand Rapids Art Museum; the Center for Creative Photography; The Brooklyn Museum; The State of Michigan; General Electric Corporation; BASF Corporation; Compuware; and Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors. Galleries and agents throughout the country also represent his photography.
Monte is a noted writer, lecturer and teacher of photography. He has and continues to conduct many classes and seminars throughout the states. Not only has he written a nationally syndicated photography column, but he is also the author of six highly successful photography books: How To Improve Your Photographic Vision; Statements of Light; Monte Nagler’s Michigan; Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam – A Photographic Journey; and Amos Walker’s Detroit (co-authored with Loren Estleman); and Quartets “Photographs In Visual Harmony” self published. Frequently, he is called upon to judge contests and to speak on photography topics on local radio and television shows.
Monte is a recipient of the prestigious Artist in Residence Award from the Farmington Area Arts Commission. He is also a member of the esteemed Camera Craftsmen of America, one of 40 members worldwide, and a member of the Fugifilm Talent Team.
In addition to many award and acknowledgements Monte has received, the State of Michigan Senate and House have honored him with proclamations for his contributions to fine art photography.
Studio 23 / The Arts Center is looking forward to this exquisite collection of fine art photography being displayed for six weeks. Monte’s work will be on display during the 15th Black and White fundraiser evening on December 15, 2017. There will be a Studio Talk and Meet the Artist event on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm in the Rowley Gallery at Studio 23.