Up-and-coming local photographers to document Saint Paul’s greatest natural asset

SAINT PAUL – The City of Saint Paul has selected three local photographers in residence to support the efforts of its Great River Passage initiative to expand the image library of the Mississippi River in Saint Paul. These three emerging photographers will capture the Mississippi River through their own unique perspectives in four diverse categories:

  • The natural river (wildlife, landscapes)
  • The working river (industry, barges, boats, public works)
  • The urban river (city, architecture, infrastructure)
  • The people’s river (recreation, activities, events)

From now through December, each photographer will be responsible for specific photo assignments and will create portfolios that offer a fresh, compelling approach to photographing the experience of the river. A culminating project will be created at the end of the residency.

“The Mississippi River is Saint Paul’s greatest natural asset, and this is the first official, City-led effort to photograph the river and its many facets,” said Great River Passage Manager Mary deLaittre. “Saint Paul has a spectacular 3,500 acres of Mississippi riverfront, and we are so excited to see the creativity that these talented photographers can bring to this project.”

The selected photographers in residence are Monica Bryand, Erin D. Carter, and Chris Juhn. The three photographers have diverse perspectives, high-quality portfolios, and unique strengths and styles, from photojournalism to wildlife photography. To read more about each photographer, click here.

Public photo contest
The Great River Passage initiative is also launching a photo contest to gather photos of the Mississippi River. To participate in the photo contest, people can post pictures of the Mississippi River in Saint Paul to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #STPriver. Winning photos that capture the river in one of the four categories above will be chosen on a monthly basis. Winners will be featured online and published as a part of the culminating project for the Great River Passage photography residency. The Great River Passage will use select photos on its website and social media accounts. Winners must follow the Great River Passage on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Clare Cloyd
612-760-5074 (c)

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