Daniel Corrigan originally wanted to join the CIA but soon found that photography was his calling. He studied at the U of M under David Goldes, James Henkel, Linda Brooks, and Gary Hallman. He started at The Minnesota Daily as a darkroom lab tech and moved up to Photo Editor for The Daily’s Arts and Entertainment section. Corrigan is a longtime contributor to City Pages and is the staff photographer for the First Avenue/7th St. Entry nightclub.
His images are currently on display at the Mill City Museum in an exhibit titled “Daniel Corrigan Music Photography: The Analog Years” which documents over a quarter century in the Twin Cities music scene. The show is co-presented by The Minnesota Center for Photography where he was the featured visual artist for “Musicapolis 2006.”
Background music on this profile is from The Brass Kings.
Daniel Corrigan Music Photography: The Analog Years
Presented by MCP and Mill City Museum
June 7, 2007 to September 30, 2007
Mill City Museum hosts an exhibit of images by legendary rock photographer Daniel Corrigan, who has been documenting the Twin Cities music scene since 1980. Presented by the Minnesota Center for Photography and Mill City Museum, this exhibit will be a rare opportunity to see an expansive body of work by Corrigan, who has photographed thousands of Minnesota musicians and touring national acts during his years as an editorial and commercial freelancer. The exhibit features eighteen framed photographs representing some highlights of his career so far and a high-definition wide-screen monitor continuously displaying a slide show of nearly 3,000 photographs. At any given time visitors will be able to view a glimpse of the last quarter-century of Minneapolis music through the lens of Daniel Corrigan.
Visitors to Daniel Corrigan Music Photography: The Analog Years can also view selected items from the Minnesota Historical Society's Minneapolis Music Collection.
The exhibit is located in the museum's central Mill Commons, and is free and open to the public during regular museum hours.
Saturday, July 21, 1-10 p.m.
MCP's Parking Lot
The Minnesota Center for Photography’s third annual “Musicapolis” in collaboration with Juxtaposition Arts will feature FREE daytime activities and a live concert ($10 admission charge starting at 5 p.m.) featuring acts: I Self Devine of Rhymesayers Entertainment, Digitata, Kanser, Omaur Bliss, Sarah White, and more!
For this year's image and music festival, there will be free daytime demonstrations and activities with music beginning at 3 p.m. MCP is collaborating with Juxtaposition Arts to combine the urban arts of hip-hop to create a real-time aerosol mural in MCP's parking lot to celebrate north Minneapolis east and west of the Interstate. With these two organizations, we will create a vibrant new piece of public art that is generated by and reflects the community and creates a visual equivalent to the music being produced on the Musicapolis stage. The creation of new work alongside the performance of music will bring an element of spontaneity into the mix.
Free day-time activities will be from 1-5 p.m. Daytime activities will include hands-on interactive demos from MCP, Northern Clay Center, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Textile Center, zine artist J. Gerlach, Juxtaposition Arts, and hip-hop dance instruction with Mr. Worm. At 5 p.m., the $10 admission charge will begin for the live concert.
Marya Morstad was the recipient of the 2004 National Federation of Community Broadcasters “Golden Reel” award for best local documentary for "Art and Spirit Matters: Arts and Religion in the Twin Cities." Morstad is the host of “Art Matters” a weekly arts program on KFAI Fresh Air Community Radio.