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Permanent Vivian Maier gallery coming to Mpls Photo CenterMarch 2014

After a well-received run of the exhibit "Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows," the famed "nanny photographer" is here to stay. The Mpls Photo Center announced earlier this month that it would install a permanent gallery of the photographer's work in its Warehouse District location. 

The center reported record attendance for the exhibit, which was the first Twin Cities show featuring the photographer. Maier's work, which captured the street scenes of 1950s and 1960s New York and Chicago while she worked as a nanny, was never shown during her lifetime. That changed when it was discovered at a Chicago auction house two years before her death in 2009 at the age of 83. Today, she’s considered one of the best street photographers of all time. 

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First Twin Cities Show by Vivian MaierFebruary 2014

Mpls Photo Centeropens first Twin Cities show by Vivian ...

Everybody loves a mystery, and Vivian Maier does not disappoint.

In the past four years, exhibitions of her keen-eyed street photos have drawn rave reviews in 21 shows at galleries from Chicago to Paris, London and Moscow. A documentary film about her life, “Finding Vivian Maier,” premiered in New York in November. Her first Twin Cities exhibition, “Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows,” opens Friday at the Mpls Photo Center.

Mary Abbe Star Tibune Review: The PortraitAugust 2012

Mary Abbe StarTribune Review: The Portrait

Out of 1,600 portraits submitted by artists from around the world, guest juror Andrea Mellard picked 75 for "The Portrait: Up Close and Personal," a vividly engaging show on view through Aug. 19 at the Mpls Photo Center. As exhibition curator at the AMOA-Arthouse, a contemporary art museum in Austin, Texas, Mellard brought a well-trained eye and a generous spirit to her task.

Her choices range from crisp black-and-white street shots to contemporary color experiments. There are even a few antique processes, including a collodion ambrotype and an albumen print. Everything is meticulously printed and simply framed, factors that help to smooth out a jumble of sizes ranging from notebook to 3 feet square.

 Learn more at mplsphotocenter.com

MN Daily ArticleApril 2012

Layne Kennedy: Photograph Different

Kennedy has a collection of his iPhone shots on display at the Mpls Photo Center called “The Art of iPhone.” The photos showcase slices of life all over the country and throughout Minnesota, including the Gunflint Trail in northern Minnesota and a crooked barn in the southeastern corner of the state.

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Minnesota MonthlyApril 2012

Michael Crouser: A Mid-Career Retrospective

Photographer Michael Crouser, a Minnesota native, makes beautiful images out of some of the world’s most rugged traditions: bullfighting, for example, or the cowboy life out West. Arriving from the Leica Gallery in New York, this exhibition showcases his range of subjects and the exquisite use of light and shadow that runs through them. Learn more at mplsphotocenter.com

Downtown JournalJanuary 2012

Layne Kennedy and His iPhone Exhibit

Kennedy has a collection of his iPhone shots on display at the Mpls Photo Center called “The Art of iPhone.” The photos showcase slices of life all over the country and throughout Minnesota, including the Gunflint Trail in northern Minnesota and a crooked barn in the southeastern corner of the state.

Read complete Layne Kennedy article

MN Daily ArticleJanuary 2012

Layne Kennedy: Photograph Different

The wide availability of smartphones has brought increasingly higher quality cameras to the masses and allowed people to take pictures more spontaneously and edit them on the fly. What does this mean for professional photographers? Does the rise of the eight-megapixel iPhone and Instagram marginalize their craft? Or can a photographer explore the new possibilities these tools provide?

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Mpls Photo at Northern Sparks FestivalJune 2011

Northern Spark: a nuit blanche

This year, the Mpls Photo Center is part of the Northern Spark is a new MN Festival modeled on a nuit blanche or “white night” festival—a dusk to dawn participatory art event along the Mississippi and surrounding areas. It will take place the evening of June 4 (sunset 8:55 pm) till the morning of June 5, 2011 (sunrise 5:28 am). MPC@ Norhern Sparks Festival

Minneapolis Star Tribune Newspaper and OnlineMarch 2011

Woman as Photographer: Documenting Life as a Woman

Mary Abbe Reviews Current Exhibit Online: "Woman as Photographer: Documenting Life As A Woman".

Mpls Magazine Article March 2011

Stephanie Xenos' Article About MPC's Current Exhibit

Stephanie Xenos writes about Mpls Photo Center's current exhibit, "Woman as Photographer: Documenting Life As A Woman", in Print and Online.

Minneapolis Star Tribune NewspaperJanuary 2011

Mary Abbe Review "Urban View - Rural Sight."

Online @ www.startribune.com

MNArtists.orgAugust 2010

Camille LeFevre reviews MPC's exhibit "Perceptual Opponents

Father and Son: Balthazar and Christian Korab." Online @ mnartists.org

Minnesota Public RadioJuly 2010

MPR's Marianne Combs Reviews MPC's New Exhibit

MPR's Marianne Combs reviews MPC's new exhibit "Stars of India: Its People & Places" by photographer Robi Chakraborty. Online @ minnesota.publicradio.org

Minneapolis Star Tribune NewspaperMay 2010

Mary Abbe Writes a Poignant Critique

Mary Abbe writes a poignant critique of the Center's Landscape Call for Entry, "The most distinctive pictures are marked by a strong personal vision and techniques that go beyond documentation to inject psychological tension or convey a mood." Online @ www.startribune.com

Minneapolis Star Tribune NewspaperJanuary 2010

Mary Abbe Review MPC's Hugely Successful Portraits Exhibit

Mary Abbe writes about Mpls Photo Center's hugely successful portraits competition and exhibit. Online @ www.startribune.com

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