Exhibit Documents the Housing Challenges Facing Minnesota's Working
The personal impact that the lack of affordable
housing has on the lives of people in Minnesota is often unmentioned
and hidden. Through "Portraits of Home," an art exhibit
sponsored by Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, a team of six photographers
has captured how families in greater Minnesota struggle with poor
housing conditions, the lack of a home and managing life with few
resources. The stories represented by these images remind all of
us that we must do more so that all Minnesotans have the opportunity
to thrive in safe, decent and affordable homes.
Art and Housing Activism
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
is making this compelling exhibit available to local communities
throughout 2005, 2006 and 2007 in order to touch the hearts and
minds of policymakers, local leaders and residents, and to inform
stakeholders of the specific actions they can take to address the
housing challenges faced by a growing number of Minnesota families.
Click here for details on exhibit setup
Garvin, Pioneer Press
Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune
Stormi Greener, Star Tribune
Eric Hylden, Grand Forks Herald
Brian Peterson, Star Tribune
Cathy ten Broeke, Freelance
Becker, FORECAST Public Artworks
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund invites you to watch this moving
documentary that uses the "Portraits of Home" photography
to reveal the affordable housing crisis facing families across Minnesota.
View the "Portraits of Home" film (5:15 mins)->
NOTE: A recent version of
flash player is required to view this film.
click here to download and install player
Minnesota Public Radio's Dominic Papatola interviews George Slade,
"Portraits of Home" exhibit curator, on the traveling
exhibit, photography, and social art
and political activism on State of the Arts (May, 2005).
State of the Arts interview (5:47 mins) ->