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Image by Bob Henderson Selected by Praxis Gallery

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 5/26/2024

Flower Girl, an image by PACC member Bob Henderson has been selected for inclusion in THE PORTRAIT exhibition at Praxis Gallery and Photo Arts Center in Minneapolis.


In her book, Portraits and Persons, writer Cynthia Freeland describes three essential elements that constitute a portrait: (1) a recognizable physical body (2) an inner life, i.e., some sort of psychological or mental states, and (3) self-presentation, or the "posing”.  Praxis Gallery solicited photographic art that celebrates the aesthetic and conceptual considerations involved in the creation of the portrait, revealing personal narratives or new anthologies through the artistic representation of the subject.  Ross Anderson, a fine art photographer and Program Director of Praxis, was the juror.  The exhibition will be on the walls June 15 through July 13.  The opening reception will take place on Saturday, June 15, 6 to 8 PM.  The temporary gallery may be seen at

Bob says:  Flower Girl was shot at a booth in the Mountain View Farmer’s Market.   I was struck by the young lady’s eyes and her tattoos which went well with the flowers she was selling.   A similar image taken at the same time took an Honorable Mentation in the Club’s 2022 annual competition.

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Bob Henderson:  Flower Girl

Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center is a non-profit community-based arts organization that aims to support the development of emerging photographic artists.  Praxis provides photographic exhibitions and learning opportunities that inform, challenge, and engage the individual artist, and promotes artists’ work to local and international audiences.




Praxis Gallery and Photo Arts Center:

  2637 27th Avenue South

  Minneapolis, MN 55406



THE PORTRAIT Exhibition:

  June 15 – July 13

  Opening reception:  Saturday, June 15, 6 to 8 PM

  Online gallery (current location):


Gallery hours:

  Saturday:  12 PM to 5 PM 

  Tuesday through Friday:  By appointment – phone 612-345-5571.

  Note that the office will be closed July 1 – 8.