Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography is one of the first major museum surveys to explore the practices of Indigenous photographers working over the past three decades. Featuring works by more than 30 contemporary Indigenous photographers, the exhibition highlights the historically underrepresented views and voices of Indigenous communities. The works aim to shift power dynamics and bring attention to misrepresentations by focusing on Indigenous perspectives, exploring themes of history, loss, identity, and representation.
The exhibition features photographs from both emerging and established artists, including Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie (Taskigi/Diné), Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooke), Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit/Unangax̂), and Jeremy Dennis (Shinnecock). The show will also include dynamic installations by Kapulani Landgraf (Kanaka´Ōiwi), Jolene Rickard (Skarù·rę’/Tuscarora), and Alan Michelson (Mohawk member of Six Nations of the Grand River).
Speaking With Light was curated by John Rohrbach, Senior Curator of Photographs at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and Navajo/Diné artist and curator Will Wilson, and is on view February 19, 2023, through May 22, 2023. Entry is included with general admission, which is free for everyone 18 and under every day, as well as museum members.