Minnesota Exposure Guest Judges

We, at Minnesota Exposure, are lucky to have been able to get together a fine group of judges for the next few months. Below you can see who the judges are, and I suspect you’ll see some familiar names. Please take a moment to acknowledge and welcome our new judging panel!


Sue Vruno

Photography has been a lifelong passion for me. I use photography as a creative outlet and a stress reliever from my day job as a pediatric hematology/oncology staff nurse and clinical educator. My favorite forms of captures are colorful cityscapes and landscapes, especially after sunset. If I could choose the dream job, it would be as the team photographer for the Minnesota Twins. However, I will have my own “twins” to capture when my first grandbabies arrive this fall.


Bob Isreal

Bob’s work has been featured in several galleries in the Milwaukee area and he has had numerous images published in landscape and travel magazines. His work ranges from traditional natural landscapes to urban landscapes and street photography. Since moving to Minneapolis 5 years ago, Bob’s work was featured on local public television (tpt2) in a documentary and is published in all four editions of Capture Minnesota along with Capture Wisconsin and Capture Chicago.

“Much of my work tends to focus on the natural environment and the mystical presentations that nature provides in its organic blend of light, texture and patterns. My goal is to create an image that heightens the viewer’s senses and emotions and takes them to a place they know or a place they are intrigued to be. When creating images of the natural landscape, morning is my favorite time. The sensation of going from darkness and silence to watching the world come to life as the sun rises is always something I find to be magical and special.”

While mostly self-taught, he has studied with other fine art and landscape photographers, such as Larry Datillio and William Neill.

Bob is currently a Vice President of Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs at Valspar in Minneapolis and has a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Delaware.

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Greg Lundgren

I began my photography adventure about 8 years ago when my daughters were playing youth hockey – partly to document their experiences and partly to give me something to do other than yell at the referees during games. This hobby soon became an obsession. Once the kids had retired from their athletic careers, I turned to subjects that didn’t move around as much: landscapes and cityscapes. I soon became enamored of the night skylines of the Twin Cities, especially near the river where the reflections are ever-changing. I’m always learning new techniques and strategies as I continue to search for that elusive, perfect capture of the city at night.


Andy Chow

Married 26 years to Nanette
13 year old son Owen Lives in Hugo MN
Have been shooting for 10 years seriously
Teach photography courses at Anoka-Hennepin Community Education
Own Bi-Focal Designs which is a youth sports photography service
My favorite photography subject is Architecture
I think I am best at Action photography
I want to improve my portrait photography


Mike Plucker

My family and I have lived in the Twin Cities for almost 30 years. By day, I’m a Senior IT Business Analyst. By night, I’m a Blue Hour and Milky Way photography junkie. I’ve always been intrigued by the visual changes that occur during the transition from day to night and night to day. I love photography because it allows me a chance to capture a little of the magic that occurs during these transition times. I enjoy the challenge of learning new photography techniques so I can expand and improve my portfolio.


Kelley Marquart

Photography for me is about capturing the moment, I love all types of photography my favorites would have to be about people and wildlife, I am attracted to the behaviors of people and animals and enjoy expressing those images thru the camera, but you cannot go wrong with an epic sunrise or sunset either.