Nik Nerburn is an artist working in collaboration with place. He makes films, books, photos, and zines.
While working as an educator and exhibiting artist, he also develops long-term documentary projects that tell stories about communities and enlarge the common life. He organizes free family picture days, storefront photo shows, live-narrated neighborhood home-movies, marathon polaroid portrait giveaways, and rural outdoor experimental cinema screenings.
Guided by the belief that sharing stories can create bridges across great differences, he collaborates with neighborhood organizations, public housing residents, churches, corner stores, families, small businesses, after-school programs, non-profits, libraries, and museums. He lives and works in Duluth, Minnesota, on the far western edge of Lake Superior.