| ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER |
North American Photographer Ed Wargin is one of the Great Lakes’ most prolific fine art photographers. Working almost exclusively with film as his preferred photographic medium, Wargin is known as a consummate storyteller of the craft, his photographs presenting each subject in compelling narrative and contemplative aesthetic. Wargin's fine art narrative print works are held in private, corporate and public collections worldwide, including holdings in France, Japan, Sweden, Israel, South Africa, Canada, and Germany; to name only a few. His works on the Great Lakes have been produced in several award-winning photographic books.
Originally from Minnesota, he began his photographic career throughout high school and university, ultimately having studied under some of the countries most talented fine art, commercial and editorial photographers, all while living and working in the western United States for several years before eventually moving back to his Great Lakes home near the coast of Lake Superior.
Over the decades, Ed Wargin has dedicated his career to making photographs of the American and Canadian Great Lakes coastal districts. His work includes extensive studies on the natural Great Lakes landscape, including the vast shorelines, rivers, streams, forests, waterfalls, waves, dunes, and prairies of the region. He includes in this work a continual study of man-made historical facets of the Great Lakes region from lighthouses to remnant commercial fishing villages, factories, and mills, to historic forts, historic fishing grounds and cross-sections of the North American villages, towns, cities, to cottages, camps, cabins and more.