Dance contest, The Riverview, Minneapolis (1985)


View of a smoke filled bar with quite a few bottles of Grain Belt Premium on the bar. (1945)


Young woman locking up her bike on Nicollet Mall (1972) via Old Minneapolis

Minneapolis via Tom Nguyen Art, h/t Meet Minneapolis

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

  1. Camera: Nikon D5100
  2. Aperture: f/8
  3. Exposure: 1/250th
  4. Focal Length: 48mm

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.
Sam Abell