Wing Young Huie | University Avenue Project (2007 - 2010)
217 photos

For three years Huie photographed the dizzying diversity in the St. Paul neighborhoods connected by this major thoroughfare. From old world to developing world to modern world, this jammed stretch of storefronts, big box retailers, blue-collar neighborhoods, and burgeoning condominium communities—in the midst of one of the highest concentration of international immigrants in the country—collectively reflects the colliding and evolving American experience.

In 2010, in collaboration with Public Art Saint Paul, a six-mile gallery of 500 photographs transformed University Avenue, exhibited in store windows and on buildings. The centerpiece was a spectacular installation site where dual outdoor photographic slide shows were projected nightly on billboard-sized screens in a former car dealership lot, accompanied by prerecorded soundtracks by local musicians.
Liberty Tax Man, St. Paul, MNBoy Looking Out Window, St. Paul, MNTrend Bar Patron, St. Paul, MNBus Stop (Porkys), St. Paul, MN