Home : Tom Arndt's Minnesota

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-28
  • Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
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For forty years, acclaimed photographer and native Minnesotan Tom Arndt has been documenting the faces of Minnesota with unparalleled skill and candor. InHome, Arndt presents what he calls "a poem to my home state" through a series of poignant and compelling photographs that highlight the unique character of Minnesota. From Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis to Main Street in Willmar, from carnival workers at the state fair to drag racing fans in Anoka, and from small town street dances to the sidewalks of Minneapolis,Homecaptures everyday life in the North Star State. By allowing peoplers"s lives to speak for themselves, Arndtrs"s photographs reveal the often forgotten moments that build common bridges across a diverse and ever-changing state. Enriched with more than 100 photographs, along with a personal and insightful preface by the author and a foreword by Garrison Keillor,Homeis a landmark testimony to the people and culture of Minnesota. Arndt approaches his subjects-he would call them neighbors-with honesty, empathy, and humanity, and what emerges is a portrait of Minnesota that is at once achingly familiar and surprisingly new.

Author Biography

Tom Arndt has been documenting his home state of Minnesota for more than forty years. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His first book, Men in America, coincided with an exhibition at the National Museum of American Art. He lives in St. Paul.

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