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Northern Focus 2021 Photography Project

Northern Focus is a project conceived by the Fargo Public Library for regional amateur photographers with the aim to provide a free space, for artist and viewer alike, to showcase amateur artwork and share local perspectives. This is the the second year that photographers from North Dakota and parts of western Minnesota sent in their favorite photographs taken anywhere within the region.

Thank you to all who participated in the Fargo Public Library’s Northern Focus 2021 photo contest. We had 21 submissions and the judging panel had a challenging job choosing the winning photo.

Brittani Hovland's The Wild Mist was chosen from among them to be the front cover of Northern Narratives 2021, Northern Focus’s sister project for regional writers.

Please note: Photographers retain the rights to their photographs.

Special thanks to the Friends of the Fargo Public Library for supporting both the Northern Focus photography project and the Northern Narratives writing project.


Northern Focus 2021 Photography Gallery


Northern Narratives Jr. cover

Library's "Northern Narratives Jr." Magazine Available

Northern Narratives Jr. is the library's first ever, kids-only, literary magazine. It is available to be read online and features poems, nonfiction essays, short stories, drawings, photographs, and comics written and created by school-age children from the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo community in the spring of 2021. Each category had first and second place winners as judged by the Fargo Public Library Children's Services Staff. Winning works are indicated by an asterisk.*
Please note: Transcription of each piece was taken directly from the original work, so any creative spelling, grammar, or formatting is considered intentional by the artist.

Northern Narratives 2020 book cover

Library's "Northern Narratives 2020" Book Available

Northern Narratives 2020 is the library’s fourth publication of poems, essays and short stories produced by local and regional authors. It is available at all three library locations for check out, or it can be read online. Please note that the cover art (titled Home in the Middle of Nowhere) for this book was by photographer Hannah Borsheim submitted as part of the inaugural Northern Focus photography project.

Northern Narratives 2019 book cover

Library's "Northern Narratives 2019" Book Available

Northern Narratives 2019 is the library’s third publication of poems, essays and short stories produced by local and regional authors. It is available at all three library locations for check out, or it can be read online.

Northern Narratives 2018

Library's "Northern Narratives 2018" Book Available

Northern Narratives 2018 is the library’s third publication of poems, essays and short stories produced by local and regional authors. It is available at all three library locations for check out, or it can be read online.

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