minnesota family project

3 month exhibition tour of over 30 county fairs and public events across the state of Minnesota.  Quito’s images were installed on the outside of a 36′ truck which she drove, with a staff of immigrant community organizers and student volunteers, to towns affected by immigration. The goal of the project was to generate dialogue and gain support for immigrant rights policies in strategic communities.  Summer 2005.

You can read a report about the project and see more pictures of it here:  MFP report (52.4 mb)

Minnesota Family Project - truck exterior

4H animal judging and the Minnesota Family Project truck at a county fair in rural Minnesota

when the truck stopped, Quito would photograph visitors... (shown here outside the Walker Art Center)

...print out the images...

...visitors would fill out a survey about their family's immigration history... (shown here with the king and queen of the Hopkins Raspberry Festival)

...and hang them up inside the truck. Over 1,000 portraits were taken over the course of the summer of 2005. The portraits have been exhibited in Minnesota continually since 2005 at churches and community events across the state.

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