Lake Street, USA

by Wing Young Huie, 1996-2000
Photography

About the art

Wing Young Huie specializes in photographic inquiries—what makes a community? What does everyday life look like in the diverse corners of a city? “Lake Street USA” was one of his first large-scale photo projects to explore those conversations. He spent four years documenting the faces, cultures and socioeconomic realities along Lake Street, ultimately exhibiting 675 photos as part of a six-mile-long installation in store windows, bus stops and buildings. Seven of those black-and-white photos appear here. The images are sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and often surprisingly beautiful.

Artist’s statement

“My intent with … all my work is to reveal not only what is hidden, but also what is plainly visible and seldom noticed.”

Funded by the Minneapolis Public Library Percent for Art Program

Photos