Video by Brian Lesteberg
Minnesota-based photographer Brian Lesteberg’s Raised to Hunt records his family’s annual hunt following the migratory birds that descend from Canada to central North Dakota. A meditation on nature’s vulnerability as well as his relationship with his father, the project depicts a family tradition as steady as the migrations it depends on. Lesteberg’s images chronicle the people and places of his native land and they bear witness to an age old ritual and its place in the layered order of the natural world.
Brian Lesteberg is a recipient of the Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship, 2007, and Minnesota State Arts Board/National Endowment for the Arts grant, 2006. His photographs are in the collections of the Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago, IL. In 2008, selections from his series Raised to Hunt were published in 25 Under 25: UP and Coming American Photographers. Brian has photographed for The New York Times Magazine, Fortune, and Time. Brian attended the Minneapolis College of Art in Design, receiving a Bachelor of Arts, Photography, in 2004. He currently resides in Minneapolis.
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011.
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