Robert Whitman Photographs Prince, 1977
Installation will feature Revealing, Never Before Seen images of the Funky Pop Icon taken in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. On the Streets and in his manager’s home these portraits are probing and insightful. They show the honest, the moody and the playful sides of a burgeoning talent that was about to assault our senses and sexual sensibilities through his highly charged music while changing the definition of a pop star.
Opens February 20th, at Mr. Musichead Gallery in Los Angeles.
West Broadway at night (late 50’s/early 60’s?) via Timothy Nelson on Old North Minneapolis Facebook Page
Winter morning in Minneapolis. (1893) via Minnesota Historical Society
Spring Snow, Minneapolis by Superior Photo
Red Lake girl to take part in Macy’s parade
Selena Jourdain, a 12-year-old Red Lake girl, remembers when she first started dancing; it was almost as soon as she started walking.
Selena, a seventh-grader at Red Lake Middle School, will appear on the Oneida Indian Nation’s “True Spirit of Thanksgiving” float, which honors American Indian nations, and represents the Oneida Nation’s creation story with vivid characters, symbols and performers. The float, which premiered in 2008, features a 30-foot-tall white pine “Tree of Peace.”
Selena, who said she thinks she will be on the float and not actually dancing, is a member of the Native Pride Dancers, a Minneapolis-based troupe that aims to share the “spirit and beauty of Indigenous peoples” through dance, music and storytelling.
Selena said she can perform all the dances but is particularly strong as a fancy shawl and jingle dress dancer. Her favorite subject in school is science, and she wants to be a cosmetologist and a “world champion dancer” when she gets older.
via Bemidji Pioneer
Alright you guys, here is the list, check out these fine folk and maybe give them a follow. Oh, and here’s a cool quote about photography as well…
As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.
Still putting together the list for Minnesota photographers, if you emailed me or made a comment on my last post about it, you are included.
I still plan to post this on Wednesday the 27th, so if you haven’t heard from me or want to be included, send me (Paul) an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, to be added to the list.
Last call, you guys.
Third Avenue Bridge - Minneapolis by LoganStuckPhoto
I just recently posted the 2013 Minnesota Tumblr List, which showcased the “official” local Minnesota brands who have a Tumblr. But I started thinking, Tumblr is such a visual medium and we reblog great photos all the time, that I want to make a list of all the photographers in Minnesota who use their Tumblr blog to share their talents with other people.
So here is the official call for local photographers to be included in the upcoming “Minnesota Photography Tumblr List!” (the name is a little clunky, but we’ll figure that out)
I want to be included on this list, what do I have to do to be added?
First, you need to be a Minnesotan who primarily uses their Tumblr blog for photography. Second, make a comment on this post, or email me (Paul) email@example.com
I share a lot of my own photos on Tumblr, but also reblog a crap ton of Doctor Who gifs, can I still be included?
Yes…but I or anyone else should be able to land on your blog and see you use it to share the photos you have taken.
Paul, you already follow me on Tumblr, and have reblogged me 1/5/50 times, I don’t need to remind you to put me on the list, do I?
Yeah, you do.
Last June I took a picture of my buddies in front of Sneaky Pete’s downtown while they were flashing “The Shocker” sign, that makes me a photographer that can be added to your list, right?
I like photography as a hobby, and have my own photos on my Tumblr, but am worried this is only for “professional” photographers and won’t be good enough.
Wrong answer, this list will include “pros” and hobbyists alike. If you enjoy taking pictures, and that is what you post on your Tumblr, you can be included.
I haven’t left my apartment/dorm in three months, but my Tumblr has over one-hundred selfies of me smiling in the bathroom mirror, those are Minnesota photographs I have taken, so I can be added to this list with no problem, right?
Not a chance.
Do my photos all have to be of Minneapolis/Spoonbridge and Cherry, or can my nature/portrait/Duluth pictures be included?
Doesn’t have to be just Minneapolis, if you are a Minnesotan/take all your own pictures you can be included on the list.
Are you going to put blogs on the list into categories like nature/portrait/city life/etc?
This is the main question I am facing, not sure how that will break down yet.
So, is this just your chance to play God and make a list to decide who is worthy enough to be included?
Not at all. If you want to make your own Minnesota photographers list that is all-encompassing and kicks the crap out of mine, go right ahead.
When will you post it?
The day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday November 27.
You realize you’ve opened up a Pandora’s box on this, don’t you?
Yeah, but let’s have some fun and roll with it.