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Our People, Our Land, Our Images

September 1 - October 20, 2014

Opportunities to view indigenous peoples through the eyes of indigenous photographers are rare and recent. This photographic exhibition features the work of indigenous artists from North America, Peru, Iraq, and New Zealand. The exhibition is distinctive in its historical reach, including newly discovered 19th Century trailblazers, members of the next generation of emerging photographers, and well-established contemporary practitioners.
Our People, Our Land, Our Images has been carefully constructed as a first person, indigenous account—this curatorial approach is reflected in the choices of photographers and their subjects, the catalogue essayists, and thoughtfully designed exhibition collateral. Reflecting contemporary trends, the photographs vary in style, from straightforward documentary accounts to
aesthetically altered images combining overlays and collage. They stand united, however, in how they convey their makers’ connections to the land, community, and traditions. Artists’ statements, which appear in the catalogue and on the gallery walls, convey the plurality of the indigenous voices and their concerns.
Ultimately, the multiplicity of perspectives represented by the exhibition and its texts sustains an open-ended experience that will actively engage audiences as they analyze how “the camera, in the hands of indigenous visionaries, becomes a tool or weapon that possesses the power to confront and deconstruct stereotypes, politics, and histories.” Our People, Our Land, Our Images provides insight into the variations in and history of bicultural identity. Further, the exhibition demonstrates the longevity and continuing vitality of native traditions of photography and answers the overdue and continuing need to expand the knowledge of indigenous self-presentation in photography.
The C. N. Gorman Museum at the University of California, Davis, originally organized this exhibition in conjunction with a conference for international indigenous photographers held at the museum. Veronica Passalacqua, curator at the C.N. Gorman Museum, is the guest curator. For the past 15 years, Passalacqua has been active in the field of Native North American art as a writer, curator, and scholar. Most recently, Passalacqua facilitated the donation/repatriation of a significant private Lakota collection of artifacts to the Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum, Pine Ridge Reservation. Previous curatorial work includes exhibitions at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, England; the Navajo Nation Museum, Window Rock, AZ; and the Barbican Art Gallery, London.

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Past events:

Date Time Location
September 1, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 1, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 2, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 2, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 3, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 3, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 4, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 4, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 5, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 5, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 6, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 6, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 7, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 7, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 8, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 8, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 9, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 9, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 10, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 10, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 11, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 11, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 12, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 12, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 13, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 13, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 14, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 14, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 15, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 15, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 16, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 16, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 17, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 17, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 18, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 18, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 19, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 19, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 20, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 20, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 21, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 21, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 22, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 22, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 23, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 23, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 24, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 24, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 25, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 25, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 26, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 26, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 27, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 27, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 28, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 28, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 29, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 29, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
September 30, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
September 30, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
October 1, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
October 1, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
October 2, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
October 2, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
October 3, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
October 3, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
October 4, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
October 4, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
October 5, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
October 5, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
October 6, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
October 6, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
October 7, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
October 7, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
October 8, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
October 8, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
October 9, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
October 9, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
October 10, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
October 10, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
October 11, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
October 11, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
October 12, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
October 12, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
October 13, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
October 13, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
October 14, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
October 14, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
October 15, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
October 15, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
October 16, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
October 16, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
October 17, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
October 17, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
October 18, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
October 18, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
October 19, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
October 19, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX
October 20, 2014 8:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE
October 20, 2014 8:00 PM East View High School, AUSTIN (Georgetown), TX


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