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John Glanton, photographer

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | February 27, 2019

We are featuring African-American photographers during this last week of Black History Month. 


John F. Glanton was a photographer in the Twin Cities who memorialized a variety of events, people, and moments in post-World War II Minnesota. Many of his photos appeared in the Minneapolis Spokesman and the St. Paul Recorder.

This collection of his work, "Double Exposure," was recently published by the MNHS Press.