Lindfors' photography exhibited
The Minneapolis Club is proud to the announce the opening of "Tribes: Many Faces, One People," a photography exhibit featuring historic photographs of Native Americans from the club's Edward Sheriff Curtis collection along with contemporary portraits of Native American dancers from the collection of Star Prairie photographer and New Richmond News reporter Tom Lindfors.
Meet the artist at a reception in honor of the exhibition Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5-7 p.m. Open to the public, please RSVP at mplsclub.org or by calling 612-332-2292.
Edward Curtis was an American photographer born in 1868 in Madison. His masterpiece, The North American Indian, included 20 volumes of text, more than 1,500 full-page illustrations, accompanied by 20 portfolios containing more than 700 copperplate photogravures.
The Edward Curtis Gallery at the Minneapolis Club proudly displays 12 of these Photogravures that were given as a gift from Andrew Scott in the club's 100th year.
Lindfors' black and white portraits document dancers during powwows around the country. His recent portraits are the result of collaborations with Native American artists and often employ digital techniques to incorporate multiple layers of content central to an individual's story.
Lindfors' photographs have been exhibited at museums and galleries from Chicago to Santa Fe as well as overseas. A number of images belong to private collections including the permanent archives of the International Polaroid Collection. He is a past president of the Midwest Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers and conducts a series of photography workshops called The Studio Sessions.
"Tribes" runs through Jan. 31, 2013.
The Minneapolis Club is located at 729 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis.