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Nik Nerburn

A patch of the cover image from the In the Shadow of Paul Bunyan documentary.

Comes in various shapes, sizes, and fabrics.

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Nik Nerburn decolonizes the Paul Bunyan folk myth, connects it to the violent history of Minnesota, and provides possible counter histories. A fascinating and playful forty-minute long experimental documentary.

"In the Shadow of Paul Bunyan is an experimental first person documentary about colonial heritage, mythmaking in northern Minnesota, the US/Dakota war of 1862 and a certain iconic pair of roadside attractions in Bemidji, Minnesota...[ continued ]

An early advertisement to lure people to Minnesota. Milk, butter, prosperity. An accompaniment to Nik Nerburn's historical experimental documentary,  In the Shadow of Paul Bunyan. Screenprinted on a variety of fabrics and in a variety of sizes.

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The Grand Terrace Photo League is the product of an eight-week photo ethnography project at the Grand Terrace apartment complex in Worthington, Minnesota. Made in collaboration with its residents, documentary storyteller Nik Nerburn (In the Shadow of Paul Bunyan) explores the lives and stories of apartment residents through essays, portraits, youth-made images, and family photographs from residents’ personal collections...[ continued ]