"True Northside" is a youth-produced photography exhibit aimed at raising awareness of North Minneapolis and all it has to offer. North Minneapolis holds a stigma in many people's eyes because of the crime and poverty that are prevalent in the community. Most stories that make the news perpetuate this stigma by focusing solely on the issues the community is facing. This gallery seeks an answer to this issue.
Youth from North Minneapolis came together to learn about the community, discuss its benefits and pitfalls, and develop a plan to highlight some of the aspects of the community that are seldom heard of in news reports. During the course of this project, the youth participants used photography to learn about and understand the community. They learned to consider the power of an image to tell a story. In this exhibit, you will see stories of North Minneapolis, as seen through the eyes of youth who live there.
This gallery is a collaborative effort between youth participants of local nonprofits EDIT and Emerge.
Minneapolis Urban League is located @ 2100 Plymouth Ave N.