Colleen Plumb works in a variety of mediums that include photography, video, public installation, and object making about the animal-human relationship. Her work is held in several permanent collections and has been widely exhibited, including the Portland Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Blue Sky Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts in Portland, The Screening Room and Dina Mitrani Gallery in Miami, Jen Bekman Gallery in New York, Union League Club of Chicago, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods in Deerfield, Illinois, and the Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago.
Her first photography monograph, Animals Are Outside Today (Radius Books, 2011) was a Photo District News notable book. Her work has appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Blow Photo Magazine, New York Times LENS, Time Lightbox, Oxford American, Artillery Magazine, and on the BBC in Brazil. Plumb teaches in the Photography Department at Columbia College Chicago and lives in the Edgewater neighborhood in Chicago with her husband and their two daughters.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
Responses to Questions for a Resilient Future:
Closing the Door on Captivity
A response to "How can zoos and aquariums foster cultures of care and conservation?"
Posts from the City Creatures blog:
Articles in Minding Nature: