Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Nadya Kiwanibens - Horace Poolaw - Photographers

Nadya Kiwanibens is Anishinaabe and French from Anishinaabe/ Ojibwe from the Animakee Wa Zhing First Nation (formerly Northwest Angle #37) in northwestern Ontario.

Horace Poolaw (Kiowa), posing for a photo during his work as an arts and crafts supervisor. Old Town Anadarko, Oklahoma, ca. 1940. (45ACOT6)  © 2014 Estate of Horace Poolaw.

  Horace Poolaw was born in (1906–1984) a Kiowa photographer from Mountain View, Oklahoma .

 Both of these photographers portray the honest and contemporary story of Indigenous peoples through their art, in a relevant and beautiful manner. It is a poignant departure from the historical stoic and negative depiction of First Nations people, that seems frozen in the past instead of a contemporary present.

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