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Frogtown: Photographs and Conversations in an Urban Neighborhood

Paperback, 154 pages, English
by Wing Young Huie
ISBN: 0-87351-336-3

Review
"A determination to know more about a strange new territory led Duluth-bred artist Wing Young Huie to explore St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood with his camera. The result of this two-year project are images intimate, dignified, and haunting." -- Minneapolis/ St. Paul Magazine Product Description

Frogtown is a penetrating look at an ethnically mixed neighborhood that lies within the shadow of the Minnesota State Capitol. Wing Young Huie combines 130 compelling black-and-white photographs and fifty quotes from conversations with residents with his own commentary to produce a composite portrait of life on Frogtown's streets and front porches, in its kitchens and backyards, stores, and churches. Some four hundred people are pictured. The images are documentary in nature, but the perspective is that of an artist who leaves meanings open to interpretation.