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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Matika's Awesome Discussion of Survival

Matika Wilbur's photographs of today's Native Americans on her Project 562:  http://www.matikawilbur.com/

Here is TED talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2bs1TTc4gk#t=277 (excerpt below)

Slideshow of photos here: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3025436/exposure/one-artists-mission-to-photograph-every-native-american-tribe-in-america

Upworthy video:  http://www.upworthy.com/its-been-over-100-years-since-an-artist-has-done-this-in-america-about-time-someone-did-it-again?g=2

A VERY interesting photo comparison of (Native) American Indian and (Asian) Indian American 
http://cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/11/portraits-challenge-cultural-perceptions/

More than a century has passed since a photographic journey explored Native Americans with such a broad scope and in this amount of detail. In 1906, photographer Edward S. Curtis was commissioned by J.P. Morgan to capture the “disappearing” race.

In 2014, to change perceptions about Native Americans, photographer Matika Wilbur believes we have to update the kind of imagery we're looking at when we think of her race. It's a beautiful — and important — idea.