Photography by Vance Gellert
January 20th through March 31st
The Anderson Center presents "Iron Country," an exhibition about the people and ever-changing environment of the Minnesota Iron Range as seen through the lens of photographer Vance Gellert.
A St. Paul native, Gellert has been photographing people and landscapes since the 1970s. His interest in the Iron Range started with a project in 2003 in Grand Rapids, MN. In 2011, he returned to research, interview, and photograph this region. The photographs of locations in Coleraine, Eveleth, Hibbing, Virginia, and other communities range from studies of technology, landscapes and structures, to the personalities and culture that emerged from this region. His study encompasses the Ojibwa people who named it “Mesabi” (meaning “sleeping giant”), the massive mining industry, and the immigrant peoples from 43 nations who came to live and work there since the first shipment of ore left the Lake Vermilion area in 1884.
For more information, please call the Center: 1-651-388-2009.