Lecture/Gallery Dates

  • University of OregonThis symposium will reflect on contemporary Native American photography and indigenous interpretations of Edward Curtis’ epic work The North American Indian, including Native artists, photographers, curators, historians and tribal community members. This event is being held In conjunction with the newly opened Native American photography exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, Contemporary Native American Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy. The symposium will also highlight the University of Oregon Libraries unique set of The North American Indian in Special Collections and University Archives.The symposium will take place on Thursday, February 25, 1:00-4:30PM at the Knight Library Browsing Room. There will be two session panels with presentations and discussion. The first panel (1:15PM-2:30PM) will include Native artists, photographers, and curators who will speak about Curtis, how they’ve been influenced by his work and how they have interpreted his complex role within the historical representation of indigenous peoples. Speakers will include:
    • Pamela J. Peters, Native Photographer and Storyteller (Navajo)
    • Julia Dolan, The Minor White Curator of Photography, Portland Art Museum; Co-Curator, with Deana Dart (Coastal Band Chumash) of the Edward Curtis Legacy exhibit
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