Aimee Tomasek

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Professor Aimee Tomasek’s first photographic essay was a 4-H photography project that was exhibited and won a blue ribbon at the Polk County Fair. The essay was a set of six color pictures mounted on bright green tag board with blue letters stating the title “How to Butcher a Rabbit.” Professor Tomasek is still making images that address the institution of the county fair. She considers herself to be a documentary photographer as well as a social commentator. Some of her interests are rooted in humor, some in more serious concepts; all of them address the simultaneous uniqueness and commonality of individuals. Professor Tomasek has taught how photographs are made, seen, and valued at Valparaiso University since 1996.