John Biggers Seed Project Photography

January 07, 2014  •  1 Comment

I have recently had the honor of photographing thirteen emerging artists for the John Biggers Seed Project (Seed).  Seed is a public art and collaborative design effort that engages renowned African American artists in mentoring emerging artists.  This will be achieved by educating the artists about African American art and community history, providing career development and transferable skills, and creating a sense of place that speaks to the culture of North Minneapolis.  My role will be to document this project as it evolves over the course of the next year or so.

I also served as photographer for the "Celebration of Life" mural project almost 20 years ago.  Seed is inspired by "Celebration of Life", an acclaimed public artwork led by John Biggers, a preeminent African American artist and painter.  That collaboration was similar in scope to this one and it was created in North Minneapolis as well.  It began the careers of several young Twin Cities artists and organizations including Obsidian Arts and Juxtaposition Arts.   The project marked the beginning of my involvement in the Minneapolis Arts community .

This is an exciting opportunity for me to be involved in this project for the second time.  My hope is that my contribution will help to bear witness to this new chapter of art making in the Twin Cities and the incredibly talented artists we have in our community.
 
Please check out this link for more information on the Seed Project.  Click on the link for Mid-Career and Emerging Artists.  That is where you will find my photos on the City of Minneapolis website.
 

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/dca/public/Seed

 

 

 

 

 


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1.John Cochran(non-registered)
When looking at Stephanie's photography - at least for me - I find them to be 'mini-mind vacations.' When I look at the photography I focus only on the pictures and think of all the meaning of the pictures. They say every picture tells a story. Stephanie is a gifted 'story teller' thru the sharing of her gift of photography. I thank her for following her passion and sharing it with others.
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