Mark Brautigam (b. 1972) is a photographer from Milwaukee, WI who recently returned after living in Rome, Italy for a year. In “Three Day City,” his most recent body of work, Brautigam shares his experience of living abroad. While in Rome, Brautigam made time each day to capture his surroundings, seeking out the true essence of The Eternal City. The series of 36 photos contains moments like quiet Sunday mornings at the Gianicolo, the Villa Borghese, Circo Massimo, and chairs in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. He attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps for four years. His photographs – consisting of landscapes, portraits, and still lifes – are inextricably linked to place.
On Wisconsin, his first major body of work, was completed in 2010 and has received national and international acclaim. He has exhibited at the Haggerty Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and the Newspace Center for Photography. His work is in the collections of the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Haggerty Museum of Art, and the Racine Art Museum, as well as numerous private collections.