We teamed up with Ely Folk School for an Instagram contest all about discovering the wild around us through portrait photography! The contest is themed: Humans of the Wild – A Portrait Contest. We encouraged all Minnesota photographers to get creative and share interesting portraits of people in the wild, exploring the connection between humans and nature. View nearly 200 entries at the tag #MakeItMN_ElyFolkSchool!
We are so grateful to our partner in this contest, Ely Folk School! They offer classes, workshops & events for folks of all ages involving hands-on, cooperative learning. Their mission is to build community by providing learning experiences that celebrate the wilderness heritage, art, history, culture, and craft of the people of northern Minnesota. In their eyes, contemplative nature of handwork skills still provides an enormous sense of satisfaction that allows people to lose themselves in time – an increasingly rare experience in today’s fast-paced lives. Learn more about the wide range of classes offered via @elyfolkschool.
The Top 20 entries are featured below! From here, the Top 10 entries will be published in the upcoming Wild Issue of Make It Minnesota, releasing June 2017. The Top winning photograph will receive two vouchers for an upcoming class at Ely Folk School, valued at $100! A huge congratulations to all the brilliant photographers whose images are featured below!! We are endlessly appreciative of your photography submissions and feel honored to be able to share your work with our readers!