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