Lake Street USA
Each vivid photo captures a very real element of life on one urban street. An extensive selection from this exhibit and the accompanying essays and commentary by area residents and experts on photography, public art, community, urban studies, and other pertinent disciplines shed light on the dizzying mixture of socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural realities that embody the twelve neighborhoods connected by Lake Street, a microcosm of America's changing social landscape.
Lake Street USA is the story of how one photographer gathered all the constituents of an unidentified whole into a joint venture. It's the moment of that venture becoming a community; identifying itself, becoming conscious of itself, representing itself...Out of that understanding this community created something all its own, a six-mile long strip of never-ending stories, 675 moments of freedom, world-access to one America on its way to becoming another America.
-Vince Leo, Chair of Media Arts at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, in an essay for the Lake Street USA website.
- By: Wing Young Huie
- Format: Paperback, 270 pages, 8 x 0.6 x 10 inches
- Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press (2001)
- ISBN-13: 978-1886913479