Our People, Our Land, Our Images

Tsinhnahjinnie. This is not a Commercial this is my homelandJune 20 – August 10, 2014
Wagner Wing

Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie
Seminole/Muskogee/Diné (b. 1954)
This is Not a Commercial, This is my Homeland
Platinum lambda printhotograph

Exhibition made possible by:
Claire and Janes Woodcock

Opportunities to view indigenous peoples through the eyes of indigenous photographers are rare and recent. This photographic exhibition features the work of indigenous artists from North America, Peru, Iraq, and New Zealand. The exhibition is distinctive in its historical reach, including newly discovered nineteenth-century trailblazers, members of the next generation of emerging online casino photographers, and well-established contemporary practitioners. Our People, Our Land, Our Images has been 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. They stand united, however, in how they convey their makers’ connections to the land, community, and traditions. Artists’ statements, which appear in the catalogue and on the gallery walls, convey the plurality of the indigenous voices and their concerns.

A Program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance with the Texas Commission on the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.*

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