November 30, 2007

Championing visual sovereignty

Exhibit juxtaposes images old and newIt's all about "visual sovereignty," said photographer Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, one of the organizers as well as one of the featured artists. "The belief in sovereignty was taught to me when I was young by my mom and my aunties. 'This land is Native land;' instilling that into us."

Sovereignty can apply to art, too, according to Tsinhnahjinnie, whose heritage is Seminole, Muskogee and Dine'. "You can either be written about, or you write it. The perspective is very different."
Comment:  This is a good opportunity to mention that Blue Corn Comics is always looking for Native writers and artists to collaborate with.

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