‘Picture North Dakota!' exhibit displayed in Gannon Gallery
Posted on 1/25/2011
Bismarck State College Gannon Gallery is showing photographs taken to archive life and culture for a State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND) project titled "Picture North Dakota!"
One hundred volunteers serving as Centennial Ambassadors coordinated the statewide project to document daily life in North Dakota the weekend of June 23-25, 1995. The project was organized to commemorate the SHSND's first 100 years.
The SHSND sent out 100 rolls of 35mm film to ambassadors, who took the pictures or arranged for a photographer. Picnics, living rooms, buildings, Main Street shopping, gardening, fieldwork and ball games were among the many subjects. One photograph from each participating county was selected for this exhibit, which runs through Feb. 15.
All photographs taken for the project are in three-ring binders accompanying the exhibit. Bob's Photo, Bismarck, donated photo enlargements. The Curtis Strand Memorial Fund through the North Dakota Heritage Foundation provided additional funding.