Next Tuesday, May 17th, from 7-9PM, Peter Feldstein will be giving a talk on The Oxford Project at the Minneapolis Photo Center. Here’s a description taken from the Minneapolis Photo Center site:
“The Oxford Project began in 1984 when artist Peter Feldstein set out to photograph every single resident of his town, Oxford, Iowa (pop. 676). He converted an abandoned storefront on Main Street into a makeshift studio and posted fliers inviting people to stop by. At first the residents trickled in slowly, but in the end nearly all of Oxford stood before his lens.
Twenty years later, Feldstein did it again, re-photographing as many of the original residents as he could locate—only this time, his neighbors didn’t just pose, they talked. With astonishing honesty, the people of Oxford shared their memories, fantasies, failures, secrets, and fears with Feldstein and writer Stephen G. Bloom, who compiled their words into the poignant, short, first-person narratives that accompany their portraits.”
More details (and the RSVP e-mail address) can be found here: