Portfolios > Nina Project, Interlude

The discovery of an album of family photographs taken by a North Dakota woman, Nina Weiste in 1917, and the subsequent twelve-year photography project that resulted, profoundly affected my creative direction.

The intention of “Nina Project, Interlude,” was to identify connections between three geographical locations related to Nina’s heritage: the North Ostrobothnia region of Finland - where Nina's family originated; Ishpeming, Michigan - where Nina’s family migrated to in 1880, and Savo Township, South Dakota – where Nina’s family established a homestead in 1882.

Conclusions from this exploratory project have produced inspiration for my current - in progress - creative endeavor.

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