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Monte Nagler

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. He believes that photographers should communicate feelings that are inside them. Through their photographs, a photographer should be saying: “This is what I saw and felt and I’d like to share that!”
His 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 Museum of Art; 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, art dealers and publishing companies throughout the United States, Canada and England also represent his photography.
Monte is a noted writer, lecturer and teacher of photography. He has conducted many classes and seminars throughout the world. Not only has he written a popular 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; Vietnam, Camodia, Thailand – A Photographic Journey; Amos Walker’s Detroit (co-authored with Loren Estleman),