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welcome to your city

Who are we?

ZIP MKE is a grassroots community engagement project created in October 2016 that uses photography to

create neighborhood pride,

foster community connections,

expand social perspectives by diminishing preconceived assumptions, and

reimagine the narrative of Milwaukee as “united” and “collaborative.” 

We embrace the ubiquity of the camera and its potential to capture subjects/stories (whether human, natural, or architectural) in powerful ways. Through our online gallery, public exhibitions, neighborhood walks, and community conversations, ZIP MKE is envisioning the Milwaukee we know we are and the Milwaukee we want to everyone to see.

awarded the best grassroots art project of 2017

by milwaukee magazine!

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