West Duluth

I'll be living in Duluth, Minnesota for three months this summer working on a collaborative image-making project for the Duluth Art Institute. Lincoln Park is another neighborhood on the edge of transformation, with new businesses moving in at a moderate pace and the older, working-class neighborhood shifting with it. Culturally, the neighborhood reminds me of Superior, Wisconsin - a hard-drinking, hard-working, practical place with a deep industrial identity (even as that industry, primarily Taconite shipping and processing, is also changing rapidly).  As usual, my interest is in the history of the landscape and the ways people make sense of their place in it.

My work will be in the mold of my East Macon polaroid project, driven by a street-based collaborative image-making process. In other words, free pictures! I'm planning a storefront show on West Superior street as a culmination in September. Stay tuned! I'll be actively posting on facebook, instagram and on the project's site (http://www.nikspictures.com/west-duluth-journals/).

  My studio in Lincoln Park. Thanks to the great folks at the Duluth Art Institute!

My studio in Lincoln Park. Thanks to the great folks at the Duluth Art Institute!