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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Matika Wilbur Is Launching Herself into Native America

Posted by on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Matika Wilbur—the Seattle photographer who's from the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribe and whose work was recently at Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and Pun(c)tuation—has less than $4,000 to raise in order to reach her $30,000 Kickstarter goal for a project called 562: Documenting all 562 tribes in the United States. It's a project that would make Edward Curtis blush (for multiple reasons).

She has until tomorrow to gather supporters, she's really close, and what a project.

She writes:

It's official. I am preparing to launch myself into Native America—I leave in December for an epic photographic journey visiting all 562 Tribes in the United States; my goal is to unveil the true essence of contemporary Native issues, the beauty of Native culture, the magnitude of tradition, and expose her vitality. My goal is to create a publication and exhibition representing Native people from every tribe. But really, the ultimate goal is education—I want people to know that we survived.

Here's the Kickstarter page.


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Tracy 1
Ah, the power of Slog! Thanks for the heads up.
Posted by Tracy on October 31, 2012 at 12:12 PM · Report this
Mrs Jarvie 2
What a promising project! She'll be spending much time in my home state of New Mexico :D
Posted by Mrs Jarvie on November 1, 2012 at 1:55 AM · Report this

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