Featuring: Brian Adams (Inupiaq), Russel Daniels (Diné & Ho-Chunk), Jeremy Dennis (Shinnecock), Citlali Fabián (Yalalteca, Zapoteca), Kapulei Flores (Hawaiian), Kalen Goodluck (Three Affiliated Tribes & Navajo & Tsimshian), Tailyr Irvine (Confederated Salish & Kootenai), Pat Kane (Timiskaming First Nation), Yael Martínez (Nahua/Mēxihcah), Jenny Irene Miller (Inupiaq), Pamela J. Peters (Diné/Navajo), Ryan RedCorn (Osage), Josué Rivas (Mēxihcah & Otomi), Cara Romero (Chemehuevi), Camille Seaman (Shinnecock), Kali Spitzer (Kaska Dena & Jewish), Joe Whittle (Caddo & Delaware), Kiliii Yuyan (Nanai/Hezhen)
Presented byNatives Photograph and United Photo Industries
Curated byJosue Rivas + Daniella Zalcman
Photographic depictions of Turtle Island (known to many as North America) have historically been controlled by non-native image-makers. From Edward Curtis to Jimmy Nelson, most of the past century’s documentation has routinely misrepresented, or exotically depicted the Indigenous people we see.
How We See Ourselves is a group exhibition with some of the thirty members of Natives Photograph, showing a deeper and more nuanced depiction of Indigenous life. This is an inside look at the communities, families, homes, and landscapes of this continent, created by artists using their cameras to reclaim their narrative.
Thumbnail photo credit: Brian Adams
Natives Photograph is a space to elevate the work of Indigenous visual journalists and bring balance to the way we tell stories about Indigenous people and their spaces. Our mission is to support the media industry in hiring more Indigenous photographers to tell the stories of their communities and to reflect on how we tell these stories.