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Photographer Ed Wargin


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Photographer Ed Wargin


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Fresh Coast. Our first ever digital coffee table book. Click the cover to download your free copy today!

Fresh Coast. Our first ever digital coffee table book. Click the cover to download your free copy today!

Photographer Ed Wargin 

is a professional photographer with more than 25 years experience creating imagery for commercial, editorial, and publishing clients and is the founder of The Fresh Coast Project which has been an artistic and historic endeavor to archive the beauty and magnificence of the Great Lakes on film prior to the impending cessation of film as photographic medium. Thanks in part to project sponsors such as Best Western International, Wege Foundation, Duluth Pack, Bentson Foundation and more, the Fresh Coast digital coffee table book is available for free download through May 1st, 2014. His work has been celebrated in 8 other award-winning books for adults and children. 


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Nordhouse Dunes on Lake Michigan.

Nordhouse Dunes on Lake Michigan.

FC Project

Working with film, explore photographer Ed Wargin's historical work on The Fresh Coast Project, and more.

Sunset, central Iowa farm.

Sunset, central Iowa farm.

Photographs

Works created on both film and digital mediums, Ed Wargin's prints are held in private and corporate collections worldwide.

Cane fly-rods from Voelker's Pond.

Cane fly-rods from Voelker's Pond.

Books

For more than two decades photographer Ed Wargin has been the sole artist for several award-winning books.

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About Ed Wargin


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About Ed Wargin


About the artist

Ed Wargin is a professional photographer with more than 25 years experience creating imagery for commercial, editorial, and publishing clients such as GMC Motors, Anheuser-Bush Inc., Caterpillar Inc., Woolrich, Orvis, the inaugural Pure Michigan Tourism campaign and more. His photographic work is held in public and private galleries across the globe, as well as healthcare and corporate environments. Born in Duluth, Minnesota, he began his photographic career by honing his skills amidst the ever-changing and dramatic shores of Lake Superior.

His dedication for the Great Lakes unparalleled, he's produced a wealth of work on the waters, including several award-winning coffee table books. But even so, he can proudly say that his life's work has been dedicated to pursuing the creation of an historic collection of Great Lakes imagery on film - known as The Fresh Coast Project.

Ed regularly speaks and presents to corporate, legislative, and community organizations, as well as universities, schools, and education institutions. If you would like to schedule Ed Wargin for lectures, teaching assignments, keynote functions or more, please visit the Contact Page.

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Additional Biography


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Additional Biography


Additional Biography

Corporate

Client Short List

Orvis

Woolrich

LL Bean

GMC Trucks

Anheuser-Busch Beers

Elephant Red Ale

Pure Michigan

Asgrow - Monsanto

Caterpillar Tractors

Editorial

Client Short List

Newsweek

National Geographic Traveler

The Boston Globe

HOUR Magazine

Gray's Sporting Journal

Paddler Magazine

Traverse Magazine

Detroit Home Magazine

Minnesota Monthly Magazines and many more.


Pure Michigan Tourism Campaign

Pure Michigan Tourism Campaign


Books

• 2006, Lake Michigan-A Photographic Portfolio, Ann Arbor Media Group Publishers;
Coffee Table Book; author Ed Wargin, photographer Ed Wargin

• 2005, Legends of Light-A Photographic Portfolio, Ann Arbor Media Group Publishers;
Coffee Table Book; author Ed Wargin, photographer Ed Wargin

• 2003, Voelker's Pond-A Robert Traver Legacy, Huron River Press Publishers;
Coffee Table Book; author James McCullough, photographer Ed Wargin

• 2000, The Great Lakes Cottage Book, Sleeping Bear Press;
Coffee Table Book; author Kathy-jo Wargin, photographer Ed Wargin

• 1999, Michigan - The Spirit of the Land, Voyageur Press Publishers;
Coffee Table Book; author Kathy-jo Wargin, photographer Ed Wargin

• 1997, Scenic Driving Michigan, Falcon Press Publishers;
Coffee Table Book; author Kathy-jo Wargin, photographer Ed Wargin

• 2008, I Spy With My Little Eye Minnesota, Sleeping Bear Press Publishers;
Children's Picture Puzzle Book; author Kathy-jo Wargin, photographer Ed Wargin

• 2007, Look And See Michigan With Me, Sleeping Bear Press Publishers;

Children's Picture Puzzle Book; author Kathy-jo Wargin, photographer Ed Wargin


Awards

Legends of Light - A Photographic Portfolio; Ann Arbor Media Group Publishers; Coffee Table Book,

                             A Michigan Notable Book Award-Winner 2006

Voelker's Pond-A Robert Traver Legacy; Huron River Press Publishers; Coffee Table Book

                            Great Lakes Bookseller Award Nominee 2004

                            IPPY Award - Best Regional Nonfiction 2004  

                            A Michigan Notable Book Award-Winner 2004

Paddler Magazine;  Magazine

                            Photograph of the Year Award 2003

The Great Lakes Cottage Book; Sleeping Bear Press Publishers; Coffee Table Book,

                            Great Lakes Bookseller Award Nominee 2000

Michigan, The Spirit of the Land; Voyageur Press Publishers; Coffee Table Book,

                            A Read Michigan/A Michigan Notable Book Award-Winner 1999


 
Caterpillar Tractor campaign

Caterpillar Tractor campaign

 
Elk Mountain Ale Ad                             GMC Trucks Collatoral

Elk Mountain Ale Ad                             GMC Trucks Collatoral


EXHIBITIONS

In July of 2013, a single piece, special edition print was purchased and is now part of the permanent collection at the Minnesota Children's Hospital in the Jim and Colleen Ryan Pediatric Cancer and Disorders Center.

In February of 2012, a 5 piece fine art collection was purchased for the North American headquarters of the Edwards Vacuum Company in upstate New York. The fine art prints were from The Fresh Coast Project, each print depicting one of the five Great Lakes for each of their five corporate boardrooms.  

In late 2008, a 25 piece fine art exhibition titled, The Lake Michigan Collection found a permanent home at Aquinas College, after being a feature exhibit at the Grand Rapids Museum of Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan and traveling throughout the country, which was sponsored by the Healing Our Waters Organization. This exhibit had included stops in Washington, D.C., Cleveland, Ohio, Seattle, Washington, Chicago, Illinois and Kalamazoo, Michigan, with the exhibition centered on Ed Wargin’s book project, Lake Michigan – A Photographic Portfolio.

In January of 2010, a 20 piece Ed Wargin photographic retrospective show exhibited at the corporate headquarters of the Campbell-Mithun Ad Agency in Minneapolis.

• 4 piece permanent exhibition; The Arts & Healing and Urban Renewal Project - 2011 Children's Hospital of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

• 12 piece permanent exhibition; The Arts & Healing and Urban Renewal Project  - 2010 Children's Hospital of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

• 20 piece retrospective solo-exhibition- 2010 Campbell-Mithun Worldwide Headquarters; Minneapolis, Minnesota

• 25 piece solo-exhibition titled The Lake Michigan Collection; donated to permanent art collection by the Wege Foundation, 2009, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

• 25 piece solo-exhibition titled The Lake Michigan Collection - 2008 Grand Rapids Art Museum; Grand Rapids, Michigan

• 25 piece solo-exhibition titled The Lake Michigan Collection -2008 Meijer Gardens and Galleries; Grand Rapids, Michigan The Wege Foundation

• 25 piece solo-exhibition titled The Lake Michigan Collection; travel exhibition for the Healing Our Waters Coalition -2006, visiting Washington, DC; Cleveland, Ohio; Seattle, Washington; Kalamazoo, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois

• 20 piece solo-exhibition titled Voelker's Pond, A Robert Traver Legacy - 2004 Crooked Tree Arts Center; Petoskey, Michigan


60" x 40" fine art print | Bentson Foundation

60" x 40" fine art print | Bentson Foundation

Retrospective Fine Art Exhibit | Campbell Mithun Agency

Retrospective Fine Art Exhibit | Campbell Mithun Agency


MISCELLANEOUS

2013: NBC's Minneapolis KARE 11 Boyd Huppert's Land of 10,000 Stories segment wins Regional Emmy Award for their story on the Fresh Coast Project

2012: Featured on NBC's Minneapolis KARE 11 affiliate for Boyd Huppert's Land of 10,000 Stories segment

2011: The Guest Speaker at the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus in Indianapolis, Indiana

2011:  National billboard release, Pure Michigan Tourism Campaign (Mackinac Bridge)

1995 to 2010; Field Tester, LL Bean Company

2011:  Appointment; Visiting Adjunct Professor, Environmental Photography, Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo, Michigan 

2006:  Photographer for the award-winning inaugural Pure Michigan Tourism Campaign, work featured in magazine ads nationwide and billboard work featured in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Canada


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