Facing north : portraits of Ely, Minnesota by Ann Goldman

By Ann Goldman

“Thank you Andrew and Ann Goldman for the endurance that it took to accomplish the pics in dealing with North. it's a historical rfile for Ely, Minnesota that has all over the world curiosity as a photo of a special northern group. You so correctly captured my acquaintances and pals and that i will constantly cherish this book.” —Will Steger 


“My paintings as a photojournalist has concerned assignments approximately humans and far off cultures as frequently as approximately uncooked nature. unfortunately, I consistently felt there have been extra tales in line with sq. foot in Ely as anyplace else i've been. inspect those Ely faces Goldman has captured along with his razor-sharp lens and browse the tales of their eyes.” —Jim Brandenburg, from the Foreword


Perched at the fringe of the northern woods on the gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe region barren region, Ely, Minnesota, holds specified which means for thousands of tourists every year. yet what's it like for the folks who reside there year-round?


Ann and Andrew Goldman provide a revealing portrayal of the original those that name Ely domestic. that includes multiple hundred pics in addition to brilliant essays, dealing with North tells the tale of lifestyles during this Northwoods neighborhood: its breathtaking good looks, unusually varied personality, and complicated heritage. A thriving vacation spot region, Ely is a altering neighborhood, but its traditions stay brilliant and robust. From lodge vendors and fishermen to canoe makers and artists, dealing with North is an evocative tribute to the long-lasting nature of Ely and its people.


This undertaking is made attainable partially through a provide from the Donald G. Gardner Humanities Trust.


Andrew Goldman is a contract advertisement photographer. His consumers contain ESPN and Playboy companies, and his photos have seemed on greater than 40 journal covers. Ann Goldman is a contract author and presenter whose expert history is in museum and nonprofit administration. They dwell in Boulder, Colorado, with their sons.


The paintings of award-winning nature photographer Jim Brandenburg has been featured in nationwide Geographic magazine on account that 1978. His many books contain Chased via the Light and searching out the Summer. He lives close to Ely, Minnesota, the place his paintings will be visible at Brandenburg Gallery.

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As a precaution, he undid his seatbelt and rolled down his window. Good thing, because he was able to slip through the window and swim up to the surface when his truck did in fact go through. I kid you not. Will Steger, famed polar explorer and educator, has pulled many a dog and expedition member from stunning ice crevasses in Antarctica and has traversed the most hazardous of ice floes at the North Pole. Here at home in Ely he makes a party out of the ice on Picket Lake. More than sixty people gather for the annual “Ice Ball” on a sunny February day to fill up Steger’s ice house, where he will keep his vegetables in perfect cool humidity all summer long.

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