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Image by Nadine Levin Selected by the Praxis Gallery

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 2/4/2024

Seeing What I Look Like on Great Grandmother’s Face, an image by PACC member Nadine Levin, has been selected for inclusion in the Family Photos International Juried Photography Exhibition at the Praxis Gallery and Photo Arts Center in Minneapolis.

For the Family Photos Exhibition, Praxis Gallery sought photography that unravels the intricate tapestry woven by family dynamics, histories, and emotions encapsulated within conceptually constructed images, seemingly ordinary images, or historic family photographs.  The exhibition was curated by the Praxis directors.  The exhibition will be on the walls February 17 through March 9; and the opening reception will take place on Saturday, February 17, 6 to 8 PM. 

About this arresting image, Nadine says:  This image is part of my long term project, Unpacking What Is Left Behind, as a personal narrative series.  It is an unusual image in that it involves a family archive photo that I have rephotographed with a transparency of a self-portrait of my face taped onto the glass covering the family photo.  I elected to photograph this (use and show the tape) to demonstrate how we are part of those who came before us and those who will come after us (and who very well may tape a transparency of their face over mine).  Perhaps an unorthodox approach to photography
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Nadine Levin:  Seeing What I Look Like on Great Grandmother’s Face

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



Family Photos Exhibition:

  February 17 through March 9

  Opening reception:  Saturday, February 17, 6 to 8 PM

  Online:  Not available yet


Gallery hours:

  Saturday:  12 PM to 5 PM 

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