Twenty-one digital photographic prints of miscellaneous subjects from photographs taken by David J. Marcou. These images are "born-digital" photographs, 2002-2008, except for the earliest, made on black-and-white negative film in 1980 or 1981.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of twenty-one digital photographic prints from photographs taken by David J. Marcou. Marcou is a self-published freelance writer and photographer whose subject matter includes the 2008 presidential campaign, South Korea, and his hometown, La Crosse, Wisconsin. This collection contains photographs of the 2008 presidential campaign, residents of La Crosse, and a few candid photographs from the photographer's travels to other states. These images are all "born-digital" photographs, created between 2002 and 2008, except for the earliest, made on black-and-white negative film in 1980 or 1981. They have been printed on Hewlett Packard Premium Plus inkjet paper, with ¼" white margins around the photographs. The materials are arranged into two series.
The collection is arranged into two series.
Series 1: Presidential Campaign, 2008
Series 2: People and Places, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, circa 1980-1981, 2002-2007
Biographical / Historical:
Born in 1950 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, David J. Marcou earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history at the University of Wisconsin's Madison campus in 1973, a Master of Arts in American Studies from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 1978, and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1984. He also studied photography at the University of Missouri, the University of Iowa, the University of Wisconsin, and the Western Wisconsin Technical College.
Marcou is primarily a freelance writer and photographer. He has written many books, including Calling America, Memoir for Matthew, My London Autumn, and Korea 2050. He has also had his photographs published in Smithsonian Magazine and the British Journal of Photography. He has created a number of photographic essay books, including Vital Washington and the three-volume series Spirit of America. Marcou has also written many plays, including Borderline, The Paper that Never Died, and Korean Lovesong. He has worked in South Korea, editing for Business Korea and Yonhap News Agency, and published his experiences in the travel books Memoir for Matthew and My Two Korean Sojourns. In addition to his travel experiences, he has published a history of his hometown entitled Spirit of La Crosse and continues to publish opinion columns in the La Crosse Tribune. Along with his writing and photographic work, Marcou has taught college courses on writing and photography for the Western Wisconsin Technical College.
David Marcou hired Bob Mulock to print these photographs from the photographer's own digital files in January and July of 2009, specifically for the purpose of donating them to the Museum.
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at email@example.com or 202-633-3270.
David J. Marcou retains copyright. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.