The Mankato Community Collage project was created by local resident and photographer Josh Madson as a way to showcase the diversity and harmony of the Mankato community. Following two complimentary photo shoots for Mankato community members from all walks of life, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds, more than 800 portraits were shot and will be displayed in a gallery show at the Coffee Hag throughout the month of September 2023.
Community members were photographed during a 2-minute photoshoot, with a classic black and white portrait style to give more emphasis to the faces and personalities of the participants. The photos will be printed for a floor-to-ceiling photo collage art installation at the Coffee Hag, creating an immersive experience where participants and exhibit attendees can feel a sense of joy and pride to be a part of the vast abundance of diversity and greatness that exists within this community.
There will be an after-party at Number 4 from 9-11 p.m.!