Thomas Frederick Arndt / Empty Store Front, Minneapolis / 1971Thomas Frederick Arndt
Empty Store Front, Minneapolis

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Creator Name: Arndt Thomas
Creator Nationality: American, Illinois, Chicago
Creator Role: photographer
Creator Dates/Places: born 1944
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Thomas Frederick Arndt
Title: Empty Store Front, Minneapolis
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1971
Creation End Date: 1971
Creation Date: 1971
Object Type: Photographs
Classification Term: Photograph
Materials and Techniques: gelatin silver print
Dimensions: H.5- 9/16 x W.8-7/16 in. (image)
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 73.32.2
Credit Line: The Kate and Hall J. Peterson Fund
Related Multimedia Description: The Documentary Urge: Tom Arndt: Narrated by Garrison Keillor, this award-winning documentary shows Minneapolis photographer Tom Arndt in action: "stalking his prey" at the Minnesota State Fair, printing his film in the quiet of his warehouse darkroom, and preparing for a retrospective of his work with photography curator Ted Hartwell. "I'm a common man and I photograph common people," says Arndt. But there's nothing common about Arndt's black-and-white images, which have been exhibited widely in the U.S., Japan, and Italy and avidly collected by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. As a photographer of the American scene, Arndt follows in the tradition of Walker Evans and Robert Frank, his acknowledged heroes. But as this program intimately reveals, he is also an artist of deep compassion and humility, whose powerfully "simple" and "direct" photographs seek to record both the confidence and vulnerability of the American people.
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AMICA ID: MIA_.73.32.2
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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