Josué Rivas

Josué Rivas

Josué Rivas (Mexica and Otomi) is a creative director, visual storyteller, and educator, working at the intersection of art, journalism, and social justice. His work aims to challenge the mainstream narrative about Indigenous peoples, build awareness about issues affecting Native communities across Turtle Island, and be a visual messenger for those in the shadows of our society.

He is a 2020 CatchLight Leadership Fellow, Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellow, founder of the Standing Strong Project, co-founder of Natives Photograph, and winner of the 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo.

His work has appeared in National GeographicThe GuardianThe New York Times, Apple, and Nike N7, amongst others. He is available for photo assignments, film projects, and exhibitions.

Josué is based in Portland, Oregon.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Josué Rivas

The Power Of Telling Your Own Story

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Fulton Ferry Landing
 archive : 2020

The Standing Strong Project is an ongoing, multi-media, and community-based project that aims to uplift Indigenous peoples in reclaiming their narrative by creating a safe space to make their own image.

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How We See Ourselves

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

An exhibition of work from a collective of Indigenous photographers working across Turtle Island (North America).

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Josué Rivas

Sep 222019

A New Vision of the Indigenous Narrative

Five photographers from the Natives Photograph community will discuss their work, the importance of representation in the industry, and their process as Indigenous visual storytellers.

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