Room A
Photography by Joel Strasser

Our featured artists:

HALL ONE: Thomas Shields
HALL TWO: Mark W. McGinnis
HALL THREE: Carl Grupp
HALL FOUR: Joel Strasser
HALL FIVE: Eyob Mergia
HALL SIX: Robert Aldern
HALL SEVEN: Jerry Aistrup
HALL EIGHT: Dick Krueger
Coming Soon: Mary Selvig, Richard Bresnahan

Joel Strasser

Joel StrasserLight and Shadow

Joel E. Strasser has been a photographer for almost fifty years and is widely considered the premier photographer of South Dakota.

Joel has gained a national reputation for archtectural and advertising photography. In the last twenty years his photographic art and his sensitive approach has caught the eye of collectors and admirers of fine photography.

Joel is recognized as a Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsmen by the Professional Photographers of America. He is a member of the American Society of Photographers, South Dakota Professional Photographers, and Cameracraftsmen of America.

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Above: "Firefighters"

Joel has served as a national judge many times and appeared at national conventions both in the United States and Canada. He has presented programs in most states and has taught at many photo schools.

In "Firefighters," shot during the blaze that gutted the old Argus Leader building in Sioux Falls in the early 1950s, Joel has captured an abiding image that is virtually an icon, not unlike the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima.

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Wyeth Farm

Above: "Wyeth Farm"

Born in Fairview, SD, and educated at Augustana Academy, Canton, and Augustana College, Sioux Falls, Joel advanced his photographic skills at the Progressive School of Photography, New Haven, CT, and doing photo reconnaissance in the USAF.

His ties to South Dakota are apparent in his evocative images of the land and its people.

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At Wounded Knee
Above: "At Wounded Knee"

Since his disability in 1990, Joel no longer accepts assignments. However, he still makes and sells prints. All the images on these pages may be purchased in 8" by 10" format for $95 each or matted in a 12" by 14" frame for $160. To purchase, contact Joel at (605) 362 0625, write him at 5109 West 55th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57106, or E-Mail at JoelStrass@aol.com.

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Above: "Goatsbeard"

Joel and his wife Lavonne are involved not only in his photographic art but in publishing books of his photography. Some titles are Buy Me, Where My Heart Is, South Dakota 100, Newton Hills, and Love of the Land. Further information about his books is available at www.ressarts.com/JoelStrasser.html.

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Bee and Flower
Above: "Bee and Flower"

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Children's Home
Above: "Children's Home"

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San Francisco Bay
Above: "San Francisco Bay"

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Above: "Steam"

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Tenement Steps
Above: "Tenement Steps"

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