The 120 black-and-white pictures in the Minnesota Historical Society's "Minnesota 2000" exhibit imply a kind of challenge to the viewer. The dozen photographers who took these documentary shots (and 240 others) in a three-year project across the state each came upon a moment and claimed it for the lens--leaving out what came before, and would come after. What the images attest to is the visual urgency of a scene. The flush of sunburn across the bridge of a pale white nose. The percussive beat of a machine thrumming in the foreground. There are half-formed stories here all around us, about some day in someone's life, somewhere in the state. Go ahead and find the rest... More >>>
Bring the bliss: Keri Pickett's "Body Piercing at Bionic Lab, Minneapolis, January 1999"