"All In: Shorewood Girls Cross Country" Photographs by Lois Bielefeld
July 20th, 2017 - October 22nd, 2017
Thursday July 20th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
With a panel discussion with Lois Bielefeld, Sarah Kopplin (coach), Shorewood Girl's XC alumni, Alison Reinhoffer and current student, Morgan Lock. Moderated by Deb Brehmer, Portrait Society Gallery at 7:00 p.m.
There is no cost for admission to the opening courtesy of Park Bank
Bielefeld is known for her portraiture, this new series takes that
interest a step further. Here, she documents her daughter’s high school
cross country team over a full season of workouts, races, team-building
activities, and camping trips. The series reveals a roller coaster of
emotions and physical ordeals that tells a captivating story of growth
and accomplishment, while also helping us revisit our past lives as
teenagers navigating the landscape of friendship, group dynamics, and
The team’s coach and mentor, Sarah Kopplin, has contributed her writings and thoughts surrounding a philosophical approach to coaching and team sports that puts individual goals and development above winning. She’s also nurtured a culture of inclusivity and encouragement that reveals a progressive attitude sometimes elusive in the sports world. Bielefeld captures all this in her series, nimbly walking a line between art and sports photography.
Lois Bielefeld's work appears courtesy of Portrait Society Gallery.