This is an edited collection of essays coming out of sessions held at the Native American Art Studies Association Conference, Phoenix, 2005. The seven contributors focus on the far-reaching influences of photography on Native American communities, and the possibilities that it currently presents. The essays explore the values, or currencies, attributed to photographers by practitioners and institutions, be these Native artists, or museums, archives and anthropologists. The book includes over 60 photographs by named indigenous Native American photographers.
' ... The value of the book is that there is a plethora of personal anecdotes, reminiscences and reflections, the Native American authors have a distinct input ... the book is very much a modern book, written in a modern style by modern people - academic and professional Native American.' The Turtle Islander - International North American Indian Association
Dragon fly's sweet dreams, America's nightmares by Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie (Seminole/Muskogee/Dine), CN Gorman Museum, University of California-Davis; Finding Sovereignty through Relocation: Considering Photographic Consumption by Veronica Passalacqua, CN Gorman Musuem, University of California-Davis; Memories of Glass and Fire: B. A. Haldane, a 19th Century Tsimshian Photographer by Mique'l Askren (Tsimshian), University of British Columbia Museums and the Creation of Visual Memories by Henrietta Lidchi, National Museums Scotland 'A Many-Splendored Thing': Rosalie Favell's Digital Photo-art by Amalia Conrad, University of British Columbia Changing Concepts of Community Access to Museum Photographs, a Case Study from the Jicarilla Apaches by Joyce Herold, Denver Museum of Nature & Science American Myths and Indigenous Photograph by Larry McNeil (Tlingit), Boise State University
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st January 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 19.05
Weight (kg): 0.51