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Our People, Our Land, Our Images

September 1, 2016 - January 7, 2017  


Our People, Our Land, Our Images was carefully constructed as a first person, indigenous account. Reflecting contemporary trends, the photographs vary in style, from straightforward documentary accounts to aesthetically altered images combining overlays and collage. 


Ultimately, the multiplicity of perspectives represented by the exhibition and its texts sustains an open-ended experience that will actively engage audiences as they analyze how “the camera, in the hands of indigenous visionaries, becomes a tool or weapon that possesses the power to confront and deconstruct stereotypes, politics, and histories.”


The exhibition provides insight into the variations in and history of bicultural identity. Further, the exhibition demonstrates the longevity and continuing vitality of native traditions of photography and answers the overdue and continuing need to expand the knowledge of indigenous self-presentation in photography.


Our People, Our Land, Our Images was toured by ExhibitsUSA, a national program of the Mid-America Arts Alliance.


Guest Curator

Veronica Passalacqua, Curator/Museum Specialist, C.N. Gorman Museum

Organized by: C.N. Gorman Museum, University of California, Davis, CA




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