Minnesota Photographer

The Watermark Art Center in Bemidji has a new exhibit opening today, a photography exhibit celebrating the kids and their animals who came in last at their county fair competitions back in 2016.  RJ Kern's The Unchosen Ones is an unusual photographic social experiment that has resulted in a series of  large-scale images (43" x 53") that are personal, majestic, and humble.  His master-manipulation of light in a non-studio atmosphere creates  a photographic style reminiscent of Eu


We talk with artists, photographers, authors and nature enthusiasts frequently on KAXE/KBXE.  Today we met Duluth nature photographer Dudley Edmonson. 

Dudley's career has spanned nearly 3 decades - he has been featured in galleries and in nearly 100 different publications.  You can see his work in Stan Tekiela's Bird:  The Definitive Visual Guide published by Audobon.  His book "The Black and Brown Faces in America's Wild Places" features 20 other African Americans with deep connections to nature.


Minnesota native Jim Brandenburg traveled the globe as a photographer for National Geographic for over 3 decades.  He’s been published nationally and internationally with many awards and honors including magazine photographer of the year 2x.


He’s published many bestselling books and has and continues to produces documentary films.

Debbie Center

“You live your passion and stuff happens... things that come as naturally as breathing, I just, I have to do them.” – Debbie Center 

Lake life inspires Debbie Center’s artistic life.  She loves all that the natural world of northern Minnesota has to offer and relishes in exploring the outdoors – particularly the beauty out the back door of her Nevis, MN home.  A musician and photographer, Debbie incorporates the woods and waters into her artistic endeavors, capturing lake life in images and film while meshing bird calls and natural harmonies into her music.

Crossing Arts Alliance

Steve Kohls has worked as a photojournalist for the Brainerd Dispatch for 43 years.   This month, his photography will make its way from the pages of the newspaper to the walls of the Crossing Arts Alliance as his photo exhibit "You Can't Make This Stuff Up: 43 Years as a Dispatch Photographer" opens tonight and will be up thru February 23rd.