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Our People, Our Land, Our Images

Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Photography Gallery


Our People, Our Land, Our Images represents the work of indigenous photographers from North America, South America, the Middle East and New Zealand. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to view indigenous peoples through the eyes of indigenous photographers. The images presented in the exhibition explore their creators’ connections to their land, community and traditions. The various photographic approaches of the artists challenge audiences to examine the stereotypes, politics and histories associated with indigenous peoples. Fifty-one works and 26 artists are featured in the exhibition, including Jennie Ross Cobb (Cherokee), the earliest known female Native American photographer. This exhibition is organized by guest curator Veronica Passalacqua of the C. N. Gorman Museum at the University of California, Davis, and is a program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance, with the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Gallery Talk
Friday April 11, 6:30 pm
Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Photography Gallery

Eastern Band Cherokee artist Shan Goshorn will speak about the powerful personal experience of being included with exceptional indigenous photographers from around the world. She also will discuss the multi-step process involved with creating her hand-tinted, black and white double-exposed photographs, as well as the direction her photographic work has recently taken.

Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie (U.S. Seminole/Muscogee/Diné, b. 1954)
This is not a Commercial, this is my homeland
, 1998
Platinum lambda print, 33 x 28 in.
Courtesy the artist. ©Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie