New Native Photography, 2011
This showcase of new work by Native American artists, timed to coincide with the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts’ ninetieth annual Indian Market, presents twenty-five photographs by nineteen North American artists.
The exhibition was selected from a competition juried by the distinguished artists and educators Larry McNeil and Hulleah J.Tsinhnahjinnie, along with the museum’s curator of photography Katherine Ware. The competition was open to photographers from federally recognized United States and Canadian tribes, nations, first nations and pueblos. More than thirty artists submitted work for consideration, which included everything from black-and-white portraits to staged and constructed images.
The tremendous breadth of imagination and skill on view here gives just a hint of the participants’ talent and we thank all the artists who submitted their images.