Highlights Shortlist

 

       | Exhibited WORKS |

Five piece fine art collection 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.

Twenty-five piece fine art exhibition titled The Lake Michigan Collection found a permanent home at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Twenty-five piece fine art exhibition titled The Lake Michigan Collection selected as a feature exhibit for the Grand Rapids Museum of Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Twenty-five piece fine art exhibition titled The Lake Michigan Collection selected as a traveling exhibit sponsored by the Healing Our Waters Organization. This fine art collection exhibited in Washington D.C., Cleveland Ohio, Seattle Washington, Chicago Illinois and Kalamazoo Michigan. 

Twenty piece Ed Wargin photographic retrospective show exhibited at the corporate headquarters of the Campbell-Mithun Ad Agency in Minneapolis. 

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

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

Twenty-five piece solo-exhibition titled The Lake Michigan Collection exhibited at Meijer Gardens and Galleries; Grand Rapids. 

Twenty piece solo-exhibition titled Voelker's Pond, A Robert Traver Legacy presented at the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey Michigan. 


 
The photography is superb and the essays or meditations are beautifully written. This is certainly more than a coffee table book - it has provided us with a significant literary and artistic experience.
— a VOELKER'S POND - A ROBERT TRAVER LEGACY REVIEW
 

       | Published Works |

2013 Fresh Coast - A Great Lakes Tribute, See North Publishers; Digital Coffee Table Book; foreword by Dave Dempsey, photographer Ed Wargin

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.

 

       | Awards |

Michigan Notable Book Award-Winner 2006

Great Lakes Bookseller Award Nominee 2004

IPPY Award - Best Regional Nonfiction 2004

Michigan Notable Book Award-Winner 2004

Paddler Magazine; Photograph of the Year Award 2003

Great Lakes Bookseller Award Nominee 2000

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

 

       | BRAND EXPERIENCE SHORT LIST |

           The Orvis Company

Woolrich

L.L. Bean, Inc. 

GMC Trucks

Anheuser-Busch

Elephant Red Ale

Pure Michigan

Caterpillar Tractors

Newsweek

National Geographic Traveler

The Boston Globe

HOUR Magazine

Gray's Sporting Journal

Paddler Magazine

Traverse Magazine

Detroit Home Magazine

Blue Magazine

Minnesota Monthly and many more.

 

       | Misc. |

2017: Completed the development of The Great Lakes Film Collection. Thirty years of film photography, coalesced into one collection of film plates, professionally scanned large resolution digital files and corollary matching database; and more.

2015: The digital coffee table book Fresh Coast - A Great Lakes Tribute was requested by the EPA to give as a gift to African dignitaries on a recent visit to Tanzania with political officials from the African Great Lakes region, with governments who are involved with sharing and protecting the Lake Tanganyika region. 

2014: The digital coffee table book Fresh Coast - A Great Lakes Tribute was requested by the EPA to give as a gift by the United States Environmental Protection Agency on a recent visit with political officials from South America's Bolivian and Peruvian governments who are involved with sharing and protecting the Lake Titicaca region. 

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: Michigan dignitaries present the book Legends of Light - A Michigan Lighthouse Portfolio by photographer Ed Wargin as a gift to President Obama on a recent visit to Michigan. Ed Wargin was informed it became part of the Obama library on Air Force One. 

2012: Considered an "Action Figure" by the prestigious environmental news organization Circle of Blue.

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 as a Visiting Adjunct Professor, Environmental Photography, Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 

2006: Chosen photographer for the award-winning inaugural Pure Michigan Tourism Campaign featured throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Canada.