Visual Currencies: Reflections on Native Photography

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Henrietta Lidchi, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie
National Museums Scotland, 2009 - Photography - 128 pages
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'Visual Currencies' presents issues at the root of contemporary photographic practice, within and beyond Native American and first nations communities, exploring the values, or currencies attributed to photographs by practitioners and institutions.

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About the author (2009)

Henrietta Lidchi, an anthropologist and curator, is currently Keeper of the Department of World Cultures at National Museums Scotland. She is coeditor of "Imaging the Arctic" (1998) and "Visual Currencies "(2009).

Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie (Seminole/Muskogee/Dine) says photography and video are her primary languages. She has been a recipient of the Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, a Chancellor's Fellowship at UC Irvine, and the First Peoples Community Artist Award, and she was a Rockefeller artist in residence. She is the director of the C. N. Gorman Museum and an assistant professor in the Department of Native American Studies, both at UC Davis. Veronica Passalacqua has been a writer, curator, and scholar of Native North American art for the past fifteen years. She is currently a curator at the C. N. Gorman Museum at UC Davis and is completing her doctorate in museum studies from Oxford University.

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