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Edward S. Curtis: A Contemporary Dialogue

General Info

Grant Name Edward S. Curtis: A Contemporary Dialogue about Native People, Images, Identity, and Interpretation
Organization Arizona State Museum
Amount $5,000
City Tucson

Description

Using exhibitions and related programming, this multi-faceted project fostered informed and meaningful dialogue about Native identity and its representation in both past and present photography. Among other topics, project participants explored the dynamic between photographer and subject and the heavy role photography plays in how Native peoples were and are perceived. Explore this impressive project online – click here to view the online version of the traveling exhibit.
“The public participated in spirited discussion about identity, representation, and perception of Native peoples and “others” as a result of the three exhibits, panel discussion, and residency. The traveling version of Photo ID: Portraits by Native Youth will prompt even more discussion and creative expressions around the topic.” -Final Report from the Arizona State Museum