Five Years of Selective Focus

Five years ago, on Nov. 21, 2014, Selective Focus was launched on Perfect Duluth Day as a weekly photo-submission series. Tim White coordinated and curated the series, announcing a word or theme, then he posted submitted photos related to the theme. The first post was sparked by the word “Randomness.”

Below are some other highlights from the first iteration of Selective Focus.

The Great Indoors

Lars Wästfelt

Lars Wästfelt, untitled


Christine Dean

Christine Dean, “Shuffleboard”


Kip Praslowicz

Kip Praslowicz, “Crowd. 4th of July Parade. Superior, WI”


Hugh Reitan

Hugh Reitan, untitled


Richard Narum

Richard Narum, untitled

After Tim stepped down from editing Selective Focus, we reworked the idea to be a weekly glimpse of visual arts in the area. The subjects were artists and photographers, but we’ve also featured dancers, costume designers, filmmakers, food artists, and shops and galleries. As a nod to the original direction of Selective Focus, we also sometimes post Instagram photos with common hashtags of local interest.

Thanks to the wonders of WordPress tags, all posts from the Selective Focus series can be viewed via this link.

For those keeping score, the top Selective Focus posts by page views:

1. Harry Welty

2. Michelle Bennett

3. Canal Park, Brighton Beach and Park Point Closed

4. Karen McTavish

5. Heavy Rain and High Winds

If you are a visual artist, or know someone we should feature, let us know. Send info and links to [email protected].

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