Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography
Zig Jackson (Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara, b. 1957), Indian Man on the Bus, Mission District, San Francisco, California, 1994. Inkjet print. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, P2021.7. © Zig Jackson Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, North Dakota
Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography is one of the first major museum surveys to explore the practices of Indigenous photographers working over the past three decades. Featuring works by
Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography is one of the first major museum surveys to explore the practices of Indigenous photographers working over the past three decades. Featuring works by more than 30 contemporary Indigenous photographers, the exhibition highlights the historically underrepresented views and voices of Indigenous communities. The works aim to shift power dynamics and bring attention to misrepresentations by focusing on Indigenous perspectives, exploring themes of history, loss, identity, and representation.
Organized by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (the Carter), the exhibition features photographs from both emerging and established artists, including Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie (Taskigi/Diné), Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooke), Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit/Unangax̂), and Jeremy Dennis (Shinnecock). The show will also include dynamic installations by Kapulani Landgraf (Kanaka´Ōiwi), Jolene Rickard (Skarù:ręʔ/Tuscarora), and Alan Michelson (Mohawk member of Six Nations of the Grand River).
Speaking with Light is on view February 19, 2023, through May 21, 2023. The exhibition is included with general admission, which is free for everyone 18 and under every day, as well as museum members.