Michael Pry
Yuko, Student, Tokyo, Japan
Seiji “Jack Daniels”, Student, Tokyo, Japan
Maya, Student, Tokyo, Japan, 2003
Silver gelatin print

Michael Pry: The Harley Portraits

August 30 – November 30, 2013

In honor of this year’s Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary Celebration, RAM presents over 15 portraits captured by Michael Pry, now in the collection of the Racine Art Museum.

In 2003, Michael Pry captured the images of several event attendees using his large format camera. Printed directly from the original 5 x 7 inch negatives, Pry’s black-and-white photographic portraits-taken in a tent on the event grounds-chronicle, in the artist’s own words, “the people that ride.” While the similar format-rider(s) posed on a chair and facing the camera in a full body shot-lends a visual continuity, the individuality and character of each Harley rider is revealed through Pry’s careful handling of his subject matter.

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Michael Pry: The Harley Portraits

August 30 – November 30, 2013
Michael Pry
Yuko, Student, Tokyo, Japan
Seiji “Jack Daniels”, Student, Tokyo, Japan
Maya, Student, Tokyo, Japan, 2003
Silver gelatin print

In honor of this year’s Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary Celebration, RAM presents over 15 portraits captured by Michael Pry, now in the collection of the Racine Art Museum.

In 2003, Michael Pry captured the images of several event attendees using his large format camera. Printed directly from the original 5 x 7 inch negatives, Pry’s black-and-white photographic portraits-taken in a tent on the event grounds-chronicle, in the artist’s own words, “the people that ride.” While the similar format-rider(s) posed on a chair and facing the camera in a full body shot-lends a visual continuity, the individuality and character of each Harley rider is revealed through Pry’s careful handling of his subject matter.

More About the Exhibition

Press Room

Gallery of Work

Exhibitions at RAM are made possible by:

Platinum Sponsors

The Estate of Karen Johnson Boyd
David Charak
Judith and David Flegel Fund
Ron and Judith Isaacs
Nicholas and Nancy Kurten
Racine Community Foundation logo
Windgate Foundation

Diamond Sponsors

City of Racine’s Grow Racine Grant
Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation
Ruffo Family Foundation
Ruth Arts Foundation

Gold Sponsors

Anonymous
Tom and Irene Creecy
Richard and Patricia Ehlert
Trio Foundation of St. Louis
W.T. Walker Group, Inc.
Wisconsin Arts Board

Silver Sponsors

Anonymous
Baird
Beta Diagnostic Labs
A.C. Buhler Family
Lucy G. Feller
Ben and Dawn Flegel
Jim Harris
Sharon and Tom Harty
Horizon Retail Construction, Inc.
Lise Iwon
J. Jeffers & Co.
Johnson Financial Group
Dorothy MacVicar
Jan Serr and John Shannon

Bronze Sponsors

Ellen and Joseph Albrecht
Andis Foundation
Susan Boland
Virginia Buhler
Dave’s Wine Garage
Educators Credit Union
Express Employment Professionals
Bill and Debbie Keland
Susan Manalli
Jean and Alex Mandli, Jr.
The Prairie School
Cathy Stanghellin
Twin Disc, Inc.

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