Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota In Our Time: A Photographic Portrait

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In 120 exquisitely reproduced black-and-white images, Minnesota in Our Time: A Photographic Portrait showcases the work of twelve talented photographers who sought to capture the essence of the state and its people at the threshold of the new millennium. Like the Farm Security Administration photographers of the Depression era, these men and women document the details of life in this time and the transformations now taking place in this state. 

This work is a product of the MINNESOTA 2000 Photo Documentation Project, a three-year effort that has also produced an archival collection of 360 images and a museum exhibition. The project's wealth of images provides a multifaceted look at lives and landscapes in Minnesota, focusing on common experiences and themes among a diverse population of individuals. Edited by photography historian George Slade, the book features a selection of the photographs, a lucid interpretive essay by Slade and art historian Robert Silberman, a preface by exhibition curator Bonnie G. Wilson, and brief introductions to and commentaries about each photographer's work.

Minnesota in Our Time features photographs by Joe Allen, Tom Arndt, Stephen Dahl, Chris Faust, George Byron Griffiths, Terry Gydesen, David Heberlein, Wing Young Huie, Mark Jensen, Peter Latner, David Parker, and Keri Pickett.


  • Edited By: George Slade. Preface by Bonnie G. Wilson. Introduction by Robert Silberman
  • Format: 200 pp., 11 x 8.5 inches
  • Publisher: MNHS Press
  • ISBN: Paper: 978-0873513838
  • ISBN: Cloth: 0873513827 


GEORGE SLADE is a historian of photography who advises and contributes to a wide range of photography projects and publication.

ROBERT SILBERMAN is associate professor of art history at the University of Minnesota and co-editor of American Photography: A Century of Images.

BONNIE G. WILSON, past curator of sound and visual collections at the Minnesota Historical Society, was the project director for Minnesota 2000.

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