Photographic Presence and Contemporary Indians: Matika Wilbur’s Project 562

Photographic Presence and Contemporary Indians: Matika Wilbur’s Project 562

May 17 – October 5, 2014

Washington photographer Matika Wilbur, a member of the Swinomish and Tulalip tribes, is on a journey to build cultural bridges, abandon stereotypes, and renew and inspire our national legacy by documenting people from every federally recognized indigenous nation in the United States. Photographic Presence and Contemporary Indians: Matika Wilbur’s Project 562 showcases her first installation of Project 562, a new collection of images of contemporary American Indians. This artistic and spiritual journey has already taken Wilbur on a 1,000-mile adventure across the country. She began her project in the Northwest and has traveled extensively through California and the Southwest. Her work on Project 562 has been featured in Seattle Magazine, The Stranger, NBC.com, and Indian Country Today.

  • 500 Welcome by Matika

  • 501 Starrflower, Two Worlds

  • 502 Dr. Belgarde, Teach

  • 503 Dr. Belgarde, Teach Native

  • 504 Stephen Salmon, Language

  • 505 Bruin Reine, Salt River

  • 508 Tanaka Means, Connected

  • 510 Robert Mitchell Intro

  • 511 Fannie Mitchell Intro

  • 512 Preston Arrow-weed, Song 1

  • 513 Preston Arrow-weed, Song 2

  • 514 Gail Small, Revise History

  • 515 Gail Small, The USA

  • 516 Gail Small, Action

  • 517 Gail Small, Blood Quantum

  • 518 Anthony Collins, Spirit

  • 519 The Respect Song

  • 520 Talon & Sky Duncan, Dance

  • 521 Hayes Lewis, Who We Are

  • 522 Hayes Lewis, Knowledge

  • 523 Deandra Balatche, Growing

  • 524 Raymond Basquez Sr., Stats

  • 525 Anna Cook, It's So Obvious

  • 526 Jenni Parker, Experience

  • 527 Jenni Parker, Citizens

  • 528 Jenni Parker, Love

  • 529 Bo Mazzetti, State

  • 530 Bo Mazzetti, Rights*

  • 531 Bo Mazzetti, Culture

  • 532 Bo Mazzetti, At Peace

  • 533 Tracy King, Business

  • 534 Tracy King, War Veterans

  • 535 Dr. Metcalf, Everywhere

  • 536 Dr. Metcalf, Medicine

  • 537 Dr. Metcalf, One World

  • 538 Dr. Metcalf, Own Nations

  • 539 Crown Dancers

  • 540 John Trudell, Identities

  • 541 John Trudell, Not Indians*

  • 542 Alex Soto, Still Here

  • 543 Alex Soto, Commodification

  • 544 Merna Lewis, Tradition

  • 545 Wendsler Nosie Sr., Born

  • 546 Wendsler Nosie Sr., Back

  • 547 Guylish Bommelyn, Can't Be

  • 548 Guylish Bommelyn, Song

  • 549 Colin Soto, The Border

  • 550 Anna Wescogane, Intro

  • 551 Anna Wescogane, Life

A Sneak Peek at Matika's Art

Project 562 Road Stories

  • Project 562 Road Stories, Volume 1 (Official Trailer)

Exhibition Audio Stops

These audio files correspond with select portrait sitters on view in Matika Wilbur's Photographic Presence. * audio contains explicit language