Our People, Our Land, Our Images:
by Hulleah J. Tshinhnahjinnie (Author, Editor), Veronica Passalacqua (Author, Editor)
Over 100 years of indigenous art photography Whether probing personal identity or exploring the world around them, twenty-six indigenous photographers present images that are fresh, provocative, iconoclastic, surprising, and--in the broadest and deepest meaning of the word--authentic. Their works range from the artful studio portraits of Benjamin A. Haldane (Tsimshian), who photographed Native communities throughout southeast Alaska and British Columbia in the late 1800s and early 1900s, to the cutting-edge digital photographs of contemporary Native artists. Their cameras variously capture startled eyes, hidden laughter, misappropriated icons, and neon signs of cultural change.