Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography
Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography highlights the dynamic ways that Indigenous artists have leveraged their lenses over the past three decades to reclaim representation and affirm their existence, perspectives, and trauma. The exhibition, organized by the Carter, is the first major museum survey to explore this important transition, featuring works by more than 30 Indigenous artists. Through approximately 80 photographs, videos, three-dimensional works, and digital activations, the exhibition forges a mosaic investigation into identity, resistance, and belonging.
Artists featured in Speaking with Light include Jeremy Dennis, Nicholas Galanin, Sky Hopinka, Zig Jackson, Kapulani Landgraf, Dylan McLaughlin, Shelley Niro, Jolene Rickard, Wendy Red Star, Cara Romero, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, and a new commission by Sarah Sense.
Wendy Red StarCatalogue Number 1941.30.1, 2019
Nicholas GalaninGet Comfortable, 2012
Dye coupler print
Sarah SenseCowgirl, Custer and Young Impressions, 2018
Woven archival inkjet prints on bamboo and rice paper, wax
Jeremy DennisNothing Happened Here #10, 2016
Gina AdamsAncestor Beadwork: Prism 4: Rebel, 2018
Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography is organized by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.