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Tahila Mintz

Tahila Mintz works across multiple platforms to amplify the voices of Indigenous people and the natural world. She is an Indigenous Yoeme and Jewish woman who focuses on ancestral relationships, gender equilibrium, contemporary Indigenous issues, and recuperating knowledge that has been unraveled by colonialism. She is a Water Protector and a Land Guardian whose home is in her Yoeme community in Sonora and in the Haudenosaunee territory of upstate, New York. She has been photographing for more than 20 years, in over 40 countries, and received her MFA from the University of Texas. She is a photographer, film maker, virtual reality technologist, performance artist and the founding executive director of OJI:SDA’ Sustainable Indigenous Futures. Her organization creates an ancestral knowledge land-based curriculum for K-12 students, runs a summer camp for Indigenous youth, provides disaster relief, as well as other models of community support.

Current Exhibitions Featuring Tahila Mintz

Made in Land: Spoken Memories

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

Presented by The 400 Years Project and Photoville

Indigenous artists Dakota Mace and Tahila Mintz engage alternative photographic processes and use soil, plants, water, and sun directly in the image-making process to tell stories about the past, present, and future of the land — stories that connect them to their ancestors, and to themselves.

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