Siegle's images capture the high points and the lows, the tragedies and the triumphs.
Super Bowl rings come to campus
As American photographer Ansel Adams said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
Evan Siegle, a staff photographer at the Green Bay Press-Gazette since 2002, tries to live by Adams’ words every day.
“My aspiration is to give the reader the unexpected – to make readers stop and stare,” says Siegle.
“Evan Siegle: Still Moments/Peak Action,” an exhibit of Siegle’s photos, including many from the Green Bay Packers’ Super Bowl XLV victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, is on display through Sept. 30 in the Baer Gallery of the Bush Art Center.
As part of the SNC Day festivities on Sept. 17, the exhibit will expand for one day only to feature rings from each of the Packers’ four Super Bowl championships alongside Siegle’s photos.
Siegle says: “I’m very privileged to get such rare access to sporting and other events. Access is a big key in capturing great moments. Shooting sports is about having good timing, being prepared and having a little luck on your side.”
Some of Siegle’s portraits of high school athletes also will be on display in the exhibit. “These portraits are a way for me to show my creative thinking and artistic side. The best reward is seeing the smiles on the athletes’ faces as we try to perfect the image,” says Siegle.
Besides sports, Siegle shoots photos for all sections of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Siegle’s career highlights include shooting Super Bowl XLV; the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy, as part of the USA Today/Gannett News Service team; the NCAA Division I and Division III Frozen Four hockey championships; the season-long photo documentary “Gridiron Gang” on the Green Bay West football team; and the international documentary “Seeking a New Life” from Victoria de Cortazar in Mexico.
“Those memories, in my head and in print, will last a lifetime,” says Siegle.
Baer Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A gallery reception for Siegle's exhibit will be held Friday, Sept. 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Siegle also will speak in the gallery on Sept. 22, at 5 p.m., as part of the 2011 ARTHURSDAY series.