North Dakota and Minnesota Regional Studies

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North Dakota and Minnesota Regional Studies collection offers resources on the people, places, events, and fascinating history of North Dakota and Minnesota for teachers, students, and lifelong learners.

  • A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson | Teacher and Visual Artist

    Gudmundson is both a Zen master in the classroom and a nationally recognized photographic artist.

    Wayne Gudmundson’s black-and-white photographs are admired not only for their beauty, but also for their cultural significance – they capture the grandeur of Gudmundson’s native North Dakota landscape with a focus that evokes a meaningful sense of place. A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson chronicles the route this prolific photographer has taken – how his Icelandic heritage relates to his craft, the mentors and muses that inspire him, the students who enthuse him, and the philosophy that explains his considered view

    Grades: 6-12
  • A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson | Realistic, Yet Subtle with Humor

    Gudmundson’s photographic themes are horizon, marks on the earth’s surface, artifacts, and sense of place, plus his thoughts on the imprinting of a landscape.

    Wayne Gudmundson’s black-and-white photographs are admired not only for their beauty, but also for their cultural significance – they capture the grandeur of Gudmundson’s native North Dakota landscape with a focus that evokes a meaningful sense of place. A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson chronicles the route this prolific photographer has taken – how his Icelandic heritage relates to his craft, the mentors and muses that inspire him, the students who enthuse him, and the philosophy that explains his considered view.

    Grades: 6-12
  • A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson | Icelandic Heritage

    Gudmundson and Bill Holm talk of their friendship and the photographer’s first trip to Iceland and his own ancestral landscapes.

    Wayne Gudmundson’s black-and-white photographs are admired not only for their beauty, but also for their cultural significance – they capture the grandeur of Gudmundson’s native North Dakota landscape with a focus that evokes a meaningful sense of place. A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson chronicles the route this prolific photographer has taken – how his Icelandic heritage relates to his craft, the mentors and muses that inspire him, the students who enthuse him, and the philosophy that explains his considered view.

    Grades: 6-12
  • A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson | Segues Between Experiences

    Gudmundson evolves into visually recording social issues related to the landscape.

    Wayne Gudmundson’s black-and-white photographs are admired not only for their beauty, but also for their cultural significance – they capture the grandeur of Gudmundson’s native North Dakota landscape with a focus that evokes a meaningful sense of place. A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson chronicles the route this prolific photographer has taken – how his Icelandic heritage relates to his craft, the mentors and muses that inspire him, the students who enthuse him, and the philosophy that explains his considered view.

    Grades: 6-12
  • A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson | A Unique View

    Wayne Gudmundson discusses his black and white photographic techniques and philosophies. Wayne Gudmundson’s black and white photographs are admired not only for their beauty, but also for their cultural significance – they capture the grandeur of Gudmundson’s native North Dakota landscape with a focus that evokes a meaningful sense of place. A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson chronicles the route this prolific photographer has taken – how his Icelandic heritage relates to his craft, the mentors and muses that inspire him, the students who enthuse him, and the philosophy that explains his considered view.

    Grades: 6-12
  • A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson | Gudmundson's Photographic Process

    The photographer and his wife Jane talk about his old-fashioned camera equipment and his darkroom techniques. Wayne Gudmundson’s black-and-white photographs are admired not only for their beauty, but also for their cultural significance – they capture the grandeur of Gudmundson’s native North Dakota landscape with a focus that evokes a meaningful sense of place. A Considered View: The Photography of Wayne Gudmundson chronicles the route this prolific photographer has taken – how his Icelandic heritage relates to his craft, the mentors and muses that inspire him, the students who enthuse him, and the philosophy that explains his considered view.

    Grades: 6-12
  • A Photographer’s View of Iceland | Icelandic Animals and Scenes and Gudmundson’s Photography

    An Icelander talks about the island nation’s animals and birds and Gudmundson about his photography. Travel to Iceland where the beautiful landscape and friendly people have inspired countless artists, including Wayne Gudmundson, to capture the sights and explore its volcanic majesty.

    Grades: 4-12
  • A Photographer’s View of Iceland | Nyholl and Dettifoss

    Photographer Wayne Gudmundson and his daughter Liv visit their ancestral home and the spectacular falls of Dettifoss and discuss the family’s emigration from Iceland. Travel to Iceland where the beautiful landscape and friendly people have inspired countless artists, including Wayne Gudmundson, to capture the sights and explore its volcanic majesty.

    Grades: 4-12
  • A Photographer’s View of Iceland | Emotional Ties to Iceland and North Dakota

    The study of North Dakota’s Icelandic poet K. N. Julius led Wayne Gudmundson to travel to Iceland and find his roots as well. Travel to Iceland, where the beautiful landscape and friendly people have inspired countless artists, including Wayne Gudmundson, to capture the sights and explore its volcanic majesty.

    Grades: 4-12
  • A Photographer’s View of Iceland | Drangey Island, Godafoss, Myvatn, and Askja

    The stories of an Icelandic saga’s hero, the “Waterfall of the Gods,” thermal waters and mud pools, and the eruption of a volcano’s effect on immigration. Travel to Iceland, where the beautiful landscape and friendly people have inspired countless artists, including Wayne Gudmundson, to capture the sights and explore its volcanic majesty.

    Grades: 4-12
  • Flaten/Wange: Glass Plate Negative Collection

    The early history of Clay County was captured by two pioneering photographers who immigrated from Norway in the late 1800s. Now preserved in the collection of the Heritage & Cultural Society of Clay County, the work of O.E. Flaten and S.P. Wange give us a window into the life and times of early settlement on the prairie.

    Grades: 6-12

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