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An exhibit of David Oakes' photographs

By Elizabeth Lincoln & Molly Riley

David Oakes has served as the Senate's chief photographer for 35 years. This will be his last legislative session before he retires in June. In honor of his upcoming retirement, some of his favorite photographs are on display in the Legislative Reference Library's Minnesota Senate Building branch in a new exhibit, A Building for All.

Please join us as we honor David's work at a reception (with cookies!) on Wednesday, January 29th from 9:30-11:00am at 3238 MSB.  Stop by anytime between now and June to see the exhibit.

The Library has collaborated with David to showcase his photographs in the past!  In 2013, the Library worked with David to include 156 of his photographs capturing the life of the Senate in the 1980s and 1990s to the Minnesota Digital Library.  His photographs, as part of the Minnesota Digital Library, have also been incorporated into the Digital Public Library of America.  His legacy as a skillful and creative chronicler of Minnesota's legislature will endure for years to come.