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Lake Street USA Installation View, Minneapolis, MN (1997-2000)

Lake Street USA "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 and a frame for a massive documentary project. For four years he photographed the people and cityscape of the street, not shying away from the poverty, the play, and the variety of human characters he found along the way. He then placed the photographs along a six-mile section of Lake Street in one of the largest public art projects the city has seen. This book reproduces 500 of the 675 black-and-white photographs Huie used in his show along with an interview with Huie by Louis Mazza of the Walker Art Center and short texts quoting some of the subjects. These are brave photographs of people moving through what look like difficult lives lived as well as can be, and Huie remains faithful to the diversity of the city and the reality of his subjects' lives." - Library Journal (Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.)