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.
"Most of us have been taught very well how to imagine crime, poverty and racial tension as the whole of the inner-city experience. Huie knows this; he shrewdly embraces such urban realities, hoping to take us beyond our well-taught imaginations and show us one grand sphere of humanity."-"Colors" magazine
"Must be a Nike thing."-a teenager speculating on the Lake Street, U.S.A. images in a grocery store window
A nationally recognized artist, Wing Young Huie's first critical success was his Frogtown project ("Frogtown: Photographs and Conversations in an urban Neighborhood"). In 1999 Huie was featured in two major Walker Art exhibitions, and his work has been displayed in exhibits across the country, including New York, Florida, Connecticut, and Chicago. Huie is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Bush Artist Fellowship, the McKnight Photography Fellowship, and the Forecast Exhibition Grant. He is a native of Minnesota.
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The inner-city neighborhoods of Minneapolis are all connected by one major vein, Lake Street. In 2000, photographer Huie used this stretch of pocked pavement and diverse communities as both a subject ... Read full review