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Irish of Minnesota Digital Gallery Launch
August 8, 2020 - August 9, 2020
Photographer Tom Dunn is well-known for his documentary photography project, “Irish of Minnesota.” To date, he has over 100 portraits in the series – most of which have yet to be seen. Tom is launching an Irish of Minnesota digital gallery on FaceBook. Please like his page here, and watch for new photographs and accompanying stories all day on Saturday, August 8th! Please visit and comment.
About this series, Tom says:
“This Irish of Minnesota project has been an incredible journey. The stories and intimacy of the photo sessions have changed me as a person and how I think about all people. We here in America are labeled “the great melting pot,” but, when I travel to Canada and Europe, I see as many, if not more, diverse cultures. During my photoshoots, I have listened to stories that entice tears and sadness. But, most of all, I have heard stories of love and memories of immigrant Irish compassion, love, loss and adventure. This is one of the many reasons the project is so important to me. I know it has meaning. It has heart. It has tears. It has laughs and memories. It expands beyond borders and the Irish. This is a story about all immigrants.”
You can read Tom’s full article on the Irish of Minnesota series in the Celtic Junction Arts Review here.
Shown here is a new work from the Irish of Minnesota digital gallery featuring musicians Laura MacKenzie, Martin McHugh, and Daíthí Sproule.