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Gallery Talk

Photographing Native America

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 4:30pm

Art Museum Galleries

Artist Zig Jackson with introduction by Mac Chambers ’19


Zig Jackson (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, American, b. 1957), Indian Photographing Tourist Photographing Indian, #1 of 4, Taos, New Mexico (detail), 1992 negative, 2018 print
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Courtesy Andrew Smith Gallery

Artist Zig Jackson is a professor of photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design and a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation. Jackson’s work challenges popular and deeply ingrained conceptions of Native Americans and encourages viewers to embrace the narratives that people tell us about themselves. On view through December 16, a selection of Jackson’s photographs are featured in dialogue with historic images of Native people in the Collection Spotlight Photographing Native America, curated by Mac Chambers ’19.