“There’s a Rorschach-like experience to this show.” Those were the first words out of Ted King’s mouth. The Twin Cities poet was part of a panel discussion about Dulce Maria and Other Stories, the new exhibit from Minneapolis photographer Xavier Tavera. Tavera’s images aren’t abstract. And they’re certainly not inkblot-esque. But they’re definitely ripe for personal Read more →
Photographer Alec Soth says he is still mulling over his Summer Camp for Socially Awkward Storytellers. As you may recall, the internationally acclaimed photographer mounted an audacious experiment, offering a week-long camp in July to explore new forms of telling tales. It attracted hundreds of applications from around the world, which Soth and his staff winnowed down to Read more →
Self-taught photographer Mohamud Mumin had his first solo show in 2012, when the Whittier Gallery in Minneapolis, showcased his photographs for three days. His work has now found a much bigger stage. Mumin’s 2012 documentary project “The Youth/Dhallinyarada” is on display at the Weisman Art Museum through Feb. 9, 2014. It consists of 13 black-and-white portraits of young Somali Read more →
As a Shinnecock Indian, photographer Camille Seaman was raised with a deep awareness of her connection to the environment. Eventually her dual loves – nature and photography – combined into a career documenting glaciers, and then storms. Seaman recently shared a selection of her storm photography at a recent TED conference. Storm chasing is a Read more →
In many ways photographer Mary Ellen Mark has led a charmed life. A photojournalist by trade, she’s perhaps best known for her series on street kids for Life magazine which became the seed for the documentary film “Streetwise” that she directed alongside her husband Martin Bell. She’s photographed injustices all over the world, traveling to Read more →
As part of this weekend’s Arts On Chicago event in Minneapolis, photographer Wing Young Huie has placed 100 of his images inside 20 different businesses along a section of Chicago Avenue. Titled “We Are The Other,” the series consists of portraits of people who live or work in the neighborhood. If you’re familiar with Huie’s Read more →
The phrase “five by five” comes from an old radio communications term that means “loud and clear.” So it’s a fitting title for the latest exhibition at Obsidian Arts in Minneapolis. The show “Five by Five” features bold work by five photographers of African descent. They were asked to capture the essence of their individual Read more →
This week, a charismatic pan-African performer, a visionary photographer of Native Americans, and a festival dedicated to Norway’s most celebrated playwright.
The Hmong American artist explores the idea of desire in her latest exhibit.
Photographer Buckner Sutter has gone from taking images with toy cameras and old Polaroids to using software on his smartphone to create a similar, otherworldly feel.