collaborative projects


suitcase show

suitcase show

suitcase show

YCBA install shot

YCBA install shot

Feed Booklet



FotoFest Williams Tower

Literacy Through Photography

Martine Chaisson Gallery

CWIP lecture

Field Notes book

NH Covers

MAM install


The Fence Brooklyn 2015

Processed Views

Oxford American

davis orton

UIMA installation shot


UIMA workshop

Loyola Installation


Peoples Photo

The typologist


April 25, 2022 - September 24, 2022
Human | Nature: The weight of our actions on the natural world
Illinois State Museum/Lockport Gallery
Lockport, Illinois

May 20, 2022 - July 9, 2022
What on Earth is Happening?
Mark Arts | Weidemann Gallery
Wichita, Kansas

January 25, 2022 - April 29, 2022
eARTh Tones
Schingoethe Center Museum/ Aurora University
Aurora, Illinois
Panel Discussion: April 12, 2022

January 28, 2022 - March 12, 2022
Still, Moving Moving, Still
Epiphany Center for the Arts
Chicago, Illinois
In conjunction with The Chicago Cluster Project


July 31, 2021 - January 29, 2022
Human | Nature: The weight of our actions on the natural world
Illinois State Museum
Springfield, Illinois

July 24 - October 3, 2021
Claiming Space: A New Century of Visionary Women
Museum of Wisconsin Art
West Bend, Wisconsin

August 30 - September 30, 2021
Union Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

July 2 - August 7, 2021
Unbound 10!
Candela Book + Art Gallery
Richmond, Virginia

June 4 - September 26, 2021
Reclamation: Artists Books on the Environment
San Francisco Center for the Book and San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco, California

January - June 17, 2021
The Photoville Fence
Atlanta, Georgia / Calgary, Alberta / New Orleans, Louisiana / Sarasota, Florida / Houston, Texas / Brooklyn, New York / Seattle, Washington / Winchester, Massachusetts


October 2, 2020 - January 2, 2021
Humor Us
Freeark Gallery, Riverside Arts Center
Riverside, Illinois

October 6, 2020 - June 17, 2021
The Photoville Fence
Denver, Colorado / Durham, North Carolina / Fargo, North Dakota

July 3 - August 7, 2020
Ungound 9!
Candela Book + Art Gallery
Richmond, Virginia

June 19, 2020 - September 26, 2021
The Blue Planet
H2 Contemporary Kunstsammlungen Augsberg Museum
Augsberg, Germany

February 6 - March 12, 2020
Trust the Story curated by Melanie McWhorter
Baldwin Photographic Gallery
Murfreesboro, Tennessee


Recent features in publications:
Urban Milwaukee, We Are What We Eat
Musee Magazine, Women Crush Wednesday

N magazine, NRC Magazine

October 25 - December 31, 2019
More Pink Noise: Works by the Stella Collective
Var West Gallery
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 6 - December 15, 2019
Off Menu: Contemporary Art About Food
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts
Walnut Creek, California

August 18 - November 4, 2019
Intersectional Touch
Hyde Park Art Center
Chicago, Illinois

July 18 - October 8, 2019
Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape
Museum of Wisconsin Art, St. John's on the Lake
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

July 18 - September 28, 2019
Go Down Moses curated by Teju Cole
Museum of Contemporary Photography
Chicago, Illinois


November 9 - November 30, 2018
photo+sphere: Picturing Purity
Revolve Gallery
Asheville, North Carolina

May 25 - September 28, 2018
Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape
Granary Arts
Ephraim, Utah

April 10 - 28, 2018
Women Seen by Women honorable mention
Galeria Valid Foto
Barcelona, Spain

March 17 - April 17, 2018
Loving Authority
–––Tim Nolas
Vienna, Austria

February 9 - April 27, 2018
Pink Noise: Works by the Stella Collective
Veeck Gallery, Chicago Theological Union
Chicago, Illinois

January 16 - March 25, 2018
Childcare: Watch Me Grow
Alfons Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


October 25 - November 27, 2017
Illinois Women Artists Symposium Exhibition
Hartmann Center Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
We are participating in panel discussions on November 2 & 3

Recent collections:
Brightwater Center for the Study of Food, Bentonville, Arkansas
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts

Recent publications: Mockingbird, Generous Magazine, Chaeg/Korea, Internazionale/Italy, American-A/Paripe Press/Spain

September 7 - October 6, 2017
Suitcase 2017
Award winners from the Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design | Milwaukee, Wisconsin

July 2016- through 2017
Forged Worlds
outdoor installation, DUMBO, Brooklyn, New York

June 1- August 13, 2017
A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions
Yale Center for British Art
New Haven, Connecticut

Twitter FEED zine is exhibited and traveling with the
10x10 AWAKE Reading Room:
Protest, Liberty and Resistance Reading Room

June 17, 2017 | Magnum Foundation | New York City
June 30-July 1 | Image Text Ithaca | Ithaca, New York

June 11, 2017
Advice Tent: dispensing advice performance with Anja Notanja
Woodland Pattern Book Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

January 13 - March 4, 2017
Processed Views
Center for Fine Art Photography
Fort Collins, Colorado

Processed Views featured in Ginza magazine


November 25, 2016
Interview about Processed Views for NPR's Here and Now.

Indie Photobook Library, where Processed Views and All Things Are Always Changing books are part of their collection, was aquired by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

Press coverage for our junk food Trump portrait.

October 14 – November 26, 2016
Processed Views
Colorado Center for Photographic Arts
Denver, Colorado
Presentation to local high school groups: October 14
Panel discussion with members of Denver's Sustainable Food Policy Group: October 15
Press coverage

November 3– 27, 2016
Perspective Gallery
Evanston, Illinois
Lecture on 40 years of Collabortion: November 20, 2016

August 8– September 27, 2016
I Witness: Activist Art and Social Movement Politics
Heuser Gallery, Bradley University
Peoria, Illinois

June 2 – July 29, 2016
Lost in Space: Contemporary Photographers and the New Landscape
Rick Wester Fine Art
New York, New York

May 28 – June 12, 2016
On Landscape #3, artists' book show
Lower Henwood Farm, Dorset,UK

April 15 – June 3, 2016
Variant featuring work from Watch Me Grow
Greymatter Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

March 31– April 3, 2016
photo+craft: Authentic Construction (exhibiting sets with photos)
Henco Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina

Processed Views featured in the New Yorker, Meduza (Latvia), Disney's, Feed a Different Imagination book

March 12 – April 16, 2016
FotoFest 2016 Biennial
Changing Circumstances: Looking at the Future of the Planet
and Literacy Through Photography presentation
Houston, Texas

March 20, 2016
Same But Different online show juried by Darren Ching
nyc4pa (New York Center on Photographic Arts)

February 15 – March 9, 2016
Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition curated by Rebecca Senf
Denton, Texas

January 10, 2016
Lenscratch: The States Project/Wisconsin showing our Watch Me Grow landscapes


December 2015 – January 2016
Processed Views at Martine Chaisson Gallery
New Orleans, Louisiana

December 3, 2015
On Collaboration, a presentation to Chicago Women in Photography
Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

November 25, 2015
Feature Shoot showcases our work on the urgent state of childcare in America

Novembe 2015
artists' book Field Notes aquired by Yale Center for British Art

November 25, 2016 – April 1, 2016
Wisconsin Landscapes, highlights from the permanent collection
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

November 9 – 11, 2015
Tourist Out of Bounds
Lishui Photography Festival
Lishui, China

September 30 – October 30, 2015
Black+White+Read, an ekphrastic exhibition, photographs of women, poems of photographs
Cannon Gallery of Art, Monmouth, Oregon

Processed Views continues to go viral with features in the Washington Post InSight blog, Mako (Israel), I-Ref (Berlin), Smak (Poland), China Travel (China), Ain't Bad Magazine (US), Centre for Environment & Science Gobar Times (India), Haaretz Photo blog (Israel).

August 7 – October 3, 2015
Field Studycurated by Katherine Ware and Meg Noe
David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

July 31 – August 15, 2015
A Lasting Vision: Photographs from the Institute of Design 1970-2001
curated by John Grimes and Barbara Crane
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois

Natural History, a selection of 12 cyanotype portraits gathered in an herbarium-style portfolio, has been aquired by the Yale Center for British Art. We are honored to be in this magnificent collection that
celebrates the English traditions of the study of nature.

Processed Views is named a finalist in the LensCulture Earth15 Awards.

June – November 2015
Six images from Processed Views will be appearing in all four 2015 locations: Boston, Brooklyn, Atlanta and Houston. THE FENCE is an annual, summer-long, outdoor photographic exhibition chosen by a jury from around the world who select 50 photographers whose work exemplifies the essence of community across cultural boundaries and geographical lines.

June 26 – August 8, 2015
Pacific Midwest 2.0
INOVA Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
also participating in the Milwaukee Milwaukie Museum in conjuction with this exchange show

May 23 – July 19, 2015
Through the Lens
Gallery PINK, Oak Park, Illinois

May 1– June 21, 2015
The Portrait and Landscape in Contemporary Photography
Brie Castell Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina

April 17– May 16, 2015
Processed Views book included in
On Landscape #2
Materia Gallery, Rome, Italy

March 26 – April 26, 2015
Eat This: A socially conscious food-art exhibit
Gallery 51, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

Our artists book Processed Views is now in the collections of Western Americana at the Beinecke Library, Yale University; Golda Meir Library at the University of Wisconsin; Indie Photobook Library; Hellenic Centre for Photography, Athens, Greece.


We were thrilled to be awarded second place winners of the PhotoNOLA review prize in December from among many fine photographers.

Processed Views goes viral! LensCulture, BBC Global, CNN, Feature Shoot, Buzzfeed, Flavorwire, Diply, Huffington Post/Canada, Food & Wine Magazine, OurAge Is13, Landscape Stories (Italy), Pixable, Lenscratch, Dodho Magazine (Spain) and many more. Featured in print magazines Resource, China Photo World, Float and Oxford American.

PhotoBook 2014
curated by Karen Davis and Paula Tognarelli
Jan 8 – March 15, 2015/Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Ma
Nov – Dec , 2014/Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, New York

August 23 – September 28, 2014
In Focus: A Juried Selection of Artists Books
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
juried by Rebeca Senf, Darius Himes, Mary Virginia Swanson, Larissa Leclair

October 3 – November 30, 2014
Stella: The Nature of a Collective
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, Illinois
Botany and Memory Workshop: November 3

November 3 – December 4, 2014
Food for Thought
Hewitt Galleryof Art, Marymount Manhattan College, New York

June 2014
A great interview with Pete Brook about Processed Views on the 150th anniversary of Yosemite National Park

May 2 - June 13, 2014
Artemisia After 40: Current Work by Past Members
Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago,

February 1- April 27, 2014
aroundcenter, a site specific installation by Jan Tichy
Chicago Cultural Center


November 6 - 10, 2013
Unconventional Photography
Lishui Photo Festival, Lishui, China
curated by Yan Li, High Noon Arts and Culture

September 3 - 29, 2013
Pacific Midwest
Newspace Gallery, Portland, Oregon
curated by the collective Milwuakee,

September 6 - October 9, 2013
Consumed: Nourishment & Indulgence
Ponder Food as Love is included in this exhibition exploring our complex individual and societal relationships with food.
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

featured on the blog: The Typologist

Critical Mass 2013 finalists

July 5 - August 21, 2013
Unbound 2! Invitational
Candela Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
curated by Gordon Stettinius

June 8 - August 21, 2013
Historic Processes/Contemporary Visions
Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami, Florida

May 2
60 Word/Min Art Critic Lori Waxman wrote a terrific on-the-spot-review during her Inova Gallery performance in Milwuakee which you can read here.

Hayden's Ferry Review Spring/Summer 2013, Issue #52

After Hours, Issue #26, with a poem byPatricia McMillan

March 30 - April 20, 2013
Photography and Environmental Concern
PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont
juried by Kate Ware, Curator of Photographs, New Mexico Museum of Art

March 14- April 13, 2013
Ponder Food as Love solo show at Loyola University, Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex, Chicago

People's Photography Beijing, China, February 27, 2013 issue

February 21 - March 20, 2013
The Joyce Elaine Grant exhibition
Texas Women's University, Denton, Texas
curated by Sarah Kennel, Associate Curator of Photographs, National Gallery of Art

February 4 - March 13, 2013
Parallax, a national exhibition juried by Martha Madigan, artist and Chair, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
University of Notre Dame, Gormley Gallery, Baltimore, MD



Fall 2012

Critical Mass 2012 finalists

October 12-December 3, 2012
1979:1-2012:21 Jan Tichy works with the MoCP Collection
Museum of Contemporary Photography

October 19-December 13, 2012
Portrait Society,solo show, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 9-November 24, 2012
Wisconsin Photography at Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Fresh Header

Summer 2012

July 25-August 18, 2012
The Wall: Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Page: Blink Magazine/August 2012 issue
The Internet: Flak Photo /July-August 2012


Spring 2012

May4-July 7, 2012
After Classical Portraiture
Schneider Gallery, Chicago

May 3, 2012
Digital Darkroom Slide Show Night
Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA

May25-June 23,2012
Alternative Processes exhibition curated by Christopher James
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado

Diffusion Magazine, Spring issue 2012
Showcase of handcoated processes curated by Blue Mitchell

Imprints Magazine, June issue 2012
Interview in Professional Women Photographers magazine


December 2011

Dec. 16, 2011- Jan. 13, 2012
Tapped 2, Manifest Gallery, Cincinatti, Ohio
Paired with our former teacher Patty Carroll in Tapped 2, a show that recognizes the student-teacher bond.

Dec. 2, 2011 - Jan. 14, 2012
Every Day, Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

collect.give book

November 2011
The charity-based online photography gallery collect.give announces the release of a book celebrating the project's first 50 photographers – all of whom have pledged to donate 100%
of their print proceeds to charities they've selected.

With an essay about our work by Lisa Hostetler >>DOWNLOAD PDF

To purchase:


November 21, 2011
LENSCRATCH blog feature by Aline Smithson

"The stunning series … Natural History, features one-of-a-kind cyanotypes that incorporate portraiture and botanicals. The juxtaposition of faces that show history and presence with the fragility of flowers and plant life bring a renewed energy to the standard portrait."

Soho Photo

November 3- December 2, 2011
First place winners of Soho Photo's Alternative Processes Competiton curated by Michael Paris Mazzeo

“My top choice was Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman's exquisite portraits of elderly women adorned with botanical specimens by way of cyanotype photograms. An elegant elegy to old age and the passage of time, this work also nicely references Anna Atkins, an English botanist and the first recognized female photographer, who is credited with publishing the first book of photographic illustrations, Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions."

Stella ArtCart

October 2011
To celebrate Chicago Artists Month theme 'Artful Networks', Stella, a collective of Chicago women photographers of which we are a part, exhibited and participated in a panel discussion at the Chicago Photography Center. The Stella Art Cart, with mini portfolios of members work, appeared at the Center and at Filter Photo Festival's Portfolio Walk giving away suckers and photo fortune cookies.

Illuminating the Issue: Artists Book as Social/Political Critique, Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin, Oct. 10-Dec. 30. 2011.

University of Wisconsin Faculty show, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Oct. 16-Nov. 20, 2011.

In an ongoing effort to preserve women's history, we participated in a memoir workshop, video, website development and celebrations around the 30th anniversary of the exhibition of Judy Chicago's Dinner Party in Chicago. We were members of the Steering Committee from 1979-81 which worked for 2 years to bring the exhibition to Chicago. or listen at Women's Media Group, Inc/Coming to the Table.

Still Wet

May 2011
LENSCRATCH Mother's Day Exhibition

Aline Smithson's blog collection of the many guises of mothers.

Changing Chicago

April 29- July17, 2011
Public Works at the Museum of Contemporary Photography

curated by Natasha Egan looks at geographically and chronologically diverse examples of infrastructure captured through the lenses of historic and contemporary photographers and artists. This is work from our series done on the suburbs for the Changing Chicago Project.

Focus Project

February 2011
Focus Project: LOVE
Top 25 photographers

“Through the clever juxtaposition of the naked body with food, Ciurej and Lochman's subtly suggestive photographs investigate ideas of obsession and consumption, ultimately commenting upon our primal instinct to devour a feast laid out before us.”

Consuming Passion featured on the photography blog, oitzarisme. November 2010.

dialogue7 December 1, 2010 - January 2, 2011: Dialogues with Michelangelo in At Her Age, an exhibition about Women, Age and Sex, curated by Martha Wilson at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.

collect.give page

October 2010 - ongoing:
great photos | greater good

collect.give was founded in 2009 by Kevin Miyazaki as a place to collect contemporarty photography and donate to causes at the same time. The photographers pledge to donate the proceeds of the sales of their edition to causes they support.

We are donating 100% of the sales of an edition of 25 to the Voices and Faces Project, a national documentary project created to give voice and face to survivors of sexual violence.

August 2010: With some urgency to get the second wave of feminism in Chicago recorded, we are working with the Women and Leadership Archives at Loyola University to establish archives of the artists from Artemisia Gallery, 1973-2003.


Plum was selected by juror Brian Clamp of Clamp Art for inclusion in the show Consumption at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado in July 2- July 24, 2010.

You can view the show at :

Portraits from our series All Things Are Always Changing were shown as part of the exhibit To See Ourselves as Others See Us: Contemporary Wisconsin Portraiture curated by Graeme Reid and Debra Bremmer. Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, Wisconsin through August 29, 2010.


August 2010: As part of J. Shimon & J. Lindemann's collaborative project with the Portrait Society in Milwaukee, we had our portraits taken joining the continuum of photographic history. "The project pays homage to the 'real photo postcard' – a way for isolated people in small Midwestern towns to show-and-tell something about their existence to family and friends in far-away places a century ago via the mail. The commissioned portrait-making process is fraught with issues of mortality, sentimentality, nostalgia, humility, utility, vanity and self-acceptance all encapsulated in a performance of self standing on the black tape line." Read more about the Real Photo Postcard Survey Project.



We were among 175 finalists in 2009 Photolucida's Critical Mass for our portraits. They shared some of the juror comments with us: "Truly some of the most refreshing work I have seen in a long time. The roman bust approach along with incredibly sensitive(but revealing) lighting as a process and aesthetic work incredibly well together. The choice of women also seems important and a key part to your success. These faces offer lines to a long story worth reading. The culmination, some kind of magic I would call a fine display of matriarchy and as you said in your statement – there is not much of this out there in the world to be found. They are a bit uncomfortable to look at initially because they are both confrontational and soft – great work."



still moving moving still
recipes for disaster
pliant history
natural history
processed views
ponder food as love
watch me grow


project notebooks


©2010 Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman

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