A studio photographer by trade, Mike Walker approaches subjects with the intention of drawing something out that one might not see or notice at first glance. In the Elements series, he captures exquisite, ephemeral, and volatile qualities of scientific phenomena.
About the artist
Mike Walker, a photographer with more than 30 years of experience, owns Mike Walker Photography in Chicago. His clients have included National Geographic, Mattel, Popular Science, the Joyce Foundation, Newton Running, Jones Dairy, Kemper, Sony, American Girl, Oxford University, Headwater Financial, and Peapod, to name a few. Mike’s work has taken him from the campus of Kent State University to Guatemala, Colombia, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, and France, ever in search of that perfect image. To learn more about Mike Walker Photography, please visit mikewalkerphoto.com.
Elements is on view now in the Main Gallery of Rotch Library (7-238) through October 9, 2016. The exhibition is free and open to the public during normal library hours.
Reception with artist: Friday, September 9, 2016, 3–5pm, in the gallery. Open to the MIT communities and their guests.
Co-Curators: Sharon C. Smith and Betsy Baldwin
The curators thank Lareese Hall, Anna Boutin, the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT, the MIT Libraries, and Hagop’s Art Studio Framing for their support.
All images © Mike Walker Photography