Minneapolis Institute of Art In Our Hands: Native Photography, 1890 to Now

October 22, 2023 - January 14, 2024  

Enter into the vivid worlds of Native photography, as framed by generations of First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Native American photographers themselves. Presenting over 150 photographs of, by, and for Indigenous people, “In Our Hands” welcomes all to see through the lens held by Native photographers.

Organized by a council of primarily Native artists, scholars, and knowledge sharers, in partnership with Mia curators, this sweeping exhibition traces the intersecting histories of photography and diverse Indigenous cultures from the Rio Grande to the Arctic Circle. Beautiful, complex, and surprising, these artworks celebrate the legacy of ground-breaking photographers and their influence on the medium today.

Our Women and Girls are Sacred #1, 2016

Our Women and Girls are Sacred #1, 2016

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