- December 08, 2017
In the exhibit As We See It, co-curators India Young and Suzanne Fricke bring together the work of eight contemporary Native American photographers and filmmakers to develop a dialogue around representation, portraiture, and landscape. By its nature, photography does not just capture images of the world. It also recreates the world by presenting a coercive vision. The exhibit offers personal perspectives on indigenous cultures, on the history of photography, and on the importance of a Native view to the world at large. Young, art historian and curator, researches Indigenous art,print media, and emerging modes of reproduction. Her curatorship and writing negotiate feminist, decolonial, and critical race frameworks to trace the cultural geography of the contemporary North American art world. Graduating in 2017 with a doctorate from the University of New Mexico, Young will shortly take up an Andrew W. Mellon funded research position at Princeton University Art Museum.