Margaret strives to make photographs that last, so they can be passed down as heirlooms for generations to come. With her tintype photography, she creates dynamic, powerful portraits of modern humans with echoes of the past. She will often use subjects who remind her of another time or who may otherwise go unnoticed, revealing a side of themselves that perhaps they haven’t seen.

What is the most impactful thing you’ve learned about Northwestern Mutual and its philanthropy?

I’ve learned how much Northwestern Mutual has given over the years. I had no idea organizations that mean something to me are important to them as well. It speaks so highly of Northwestern Mutual to have created a gallery that highlights them while also showing so much support for local artists, myself included. I’m honored to be a part of such a gallery.

Where is your favorite place to go for inspiration?

Probably an old bookstore. I’m interested in old illustrations, photographs and stories in general.

Who or what is the biggest influence on your art?

My mother. She can make art out of anything she finds.