Dick Blau

Department of Film
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201


B.A (English) Harvard College, 1965
Ph.D (American Studies) Yale University, 1973


Living with His Camera text by Jane Gallop, Photographs by Dick Blau, Duke University Press, 2003

Bright Balkan Morning: Romani Lives and the Power of Music in Greek Macedonia Photographs by Dick Blau, Text by Charles and Angeliki Keil, Soundscape by Steven Feld, Wesleyan University Press, 2002

Polka Happiness Photographs by Dick Blau, text by Charles Keil and Angeliki Keil, Temple University Press, Visual Studies Series, 1992

Selected Publications

The Daughter’s Seduction and Thinking Through the Body (Gallop), Pictures of Innocence: History and Crisis of Ideal Childhood (Higonnet), Pregnant Pictures (Matthews and Wechsler), Family Frames: Photography, Narrative, and Post-Memory (ed. Hirsch) Changing Chicago (Rosenbaum), Discourse, Elk, Frame/Work, PMLA, Smithsonian Folkways, The Village Voice, WSQ

Selected Exhibitions / Screenings

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Black Maria Film Festival (Director’s Choice Award), Bonn Short Film Festival, CEPA, Chicago Experimental Festival, Dallas Video Festival, Harvard University, Hood Museum of Art, Houston International Foto Fest, inova, Jerusalem Cinematheque, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of the Diaspora (Tel Aviv), Museum of Modern Art, PhotoSynkeria Rhode Island School of Design, School for Criticism and Theory/Dartmouth, Tokyo Experimental Film Festival

Selected Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, Focus/Infinity Fund, Haggerty Museum of Art(v), Israel Film Archive(v), Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art,(v), Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Wexner Center for the Arts(v)