Event Details

Sharing the Beauty and Wonder
by Bruce Fritz

Friday, September 10, 2021 through Friday, November 5, 2021
Wellington Gallery

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The Galleries at the Monroe Arts Center are open to the public at this time. Masks worn over the nose and mouth are required to enter the building.


 

Sharing the Beauty and Wonder

With 40 years of national award winning experience, Bruce Fitz has developed the integrity, technical expertise, sensitivity, and flexibility needed to photograph whatever he encounters. 

He began his career as a full-time, award winning, photojournalist at the Capital Times, Madison, WI. (1969-77) where he covered human-interest stories, lifestyles, features, sports, and news. He met multiple daily deadlines and learned to respond quickly and decisively, while remaining open and receptive to everything around him. He grew to respect the dignity of all people. In 1976, Fritz was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in News Photography, and the National Society of Professional Journalists honored him with the Sigma Delta Chi Distinguished Service Award in News Photography.

Following his newspaper career, he freelanced for many national magazines including TIME, Newsweek, and National Geographic. He is an active member of ASMP [American Society of Media Photographers], NPPA [National Press Photographers Association], PPA [Professional Photographers of America], WPPA [WI Professional Photographers Association],
and WPPI [Wedding and Portrait Photographers International].

A fine-arts background has enabled Fritz to develop the design skills, technical expertise, awareness of light, and eye for detail that are evident in his work. He studied with Ansel Adams in Yosemite, California in 1972. In addition to honing his craft, this experience intensified his reverence and wonder for the awesome power and beauty of Nature which he endeavors to convey in his landscape and nature photography.

Fritz states, "I became a photographer to capture and share the beauty and wonder of our world and its inhabitants; and to show how precious all life is. As a native Madisonian and lifelong Wisconsinite I hope my images help move people to appreciate our resources everywhere, and how critical it is to respect and preserve our environment so others may thrive in the future.

 

This Exhibit has been supported by MAC Corporate Underwriter Colony Brands, Inc. and Season Media Underwriter Big Radio, with additional support from Mike & Shelley Muranyi, Lee & Chris Knuteson, Paul & Sue Barrett, David & Julie Buchanan, Kevin & Chris Callahan, and Don Amphlett & Jan Johnson