Mora Photography Project

“A Snapshot in Time" is a week-long camp that brings together high school aged youth and seniors to study historic photography and photography techniques as they create a short photo exhibit about their community. 

Mora Photography Project
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Watch a video of the 2011 Pine City Photography Project.

See what people had to say about this project!
 
“I enjoyed learning different photography perspectives from the other participants and I found that the youth really looked at things/objects differently.”
 

 

Check back to see photos of the 2012 exhibit opening.

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These are some of the photos that were included in the participants' exhibit at Kanabec History CenterClick on an image to enlarge and browse all photos.

 

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The 2012 “Snapshot in Time” camp examined the art and science of photography, and the subject of Mora. Youth and adult participants received a daily photography lesson and a themed photo assignment. Each day the participants selected photos and wrote text for a photography exhibit at the Kanabec History Center, on display in September 2012. Participants marveled at the photography skills they developed during the camp, and they also developed some great intergenerational relationships.

Youth Participants: Rosemary, Trevor, Lauren

Adult Participants: Valorie Arrowsmith, Marcetta Squires, Kathleen Danielson, Eileen Mack

For more information: Contact Project Manager Aleah Vinick at aleah.vinick@mnhs.org or 651-259-3417.

North West Company Fur Post

Learn more about nearby North West Company Fur Post, a Minnesota Historical Society site.
 
Background on the community of Mora
The county seat of Kanabec County, Mora is nestled on the edge of the northern forests, alongside the Snake River in East Central Minnesota. It was first platted on May 19, 1882, incorporated as a village in March 1891, and was designated a city by state statute in 1973. 
 
The town got its name in 1882 from Israel Israelson who, together with his family, had migrated in 1871.  Mora's sister city and namesake is Mora, Sweden, known for being the ending point of the Swedish Vasaloppet. They became sister cities in 1972.
 
Resources on Historic Minnesota Photography
 
 

Project Details

Date: June 2012
Partner(s): Aleah Vinick, Minnesota Historical Society, Project Manager
Location: Mora, MN

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