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.

Exhibition Audio Stops

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

500 Welcome by Matika

500 Welcome by Matika

501 Starrflower, Two Worlds

501 Starrflower, Two Worlds

502 Dr. Belgarde, Teach

502 Dr. Belgarde, Teach

503 Dr. Belgarde, Teach Native

503 Dr. Belgarde, Teach Native

504 Stephen Salmon, Language

504 Stephen Salmon, Language

505 Bruin Reine, Salt River

505 Bruin Reine, Salt River

508 Tanaka Means, Connected

508 Tanaka Means, Connected

510 Robert Mitchell Intro

510 Robert Mitchell Intro

511 Fannie Mitchell Intro

511 Fannie Mitchell Intro

512 Preston Arrow-weed, Song 1

512 Preston Arrow-weed, Song 1

513 Preston Arrow-weed, Song 2

513 Preston Arrow-weed, Song 2

514 Gail Small, Revise History

514 Gail Small, Revise History

515 Gail Small, The USA

515 Gail Small, The USA

516 Gail Small, Action

516 Gail Small, Action

517 Gail Small, Blood Quantum

517 Gail Small, Blood Quantum

518 Anthony Collins, Spirit

518 Anthony Collins, Spirit

519 The Respect Song

519 The Respect Song

520 Talon & Sky Duncan, Dance

520 Talon & Sky Duncan, Dance

521 Hayes Lewis, Who We Are

521 Hayes Lewis, Who We Are

522 Hayes Lewis, Knowledge

522 Hayes Lewis, Knowledge

523 Deandra Balatche, Growing

523 Deandra Balatche, Growing

524 Raymond Basquez Sr., Stats

524 Raymond Basquez Sr., Stats

525 Anna Cook, It's So Obvious

525 Anna Cook, It's So Obvious

526 Jenni Parker, Experience

526 Jenni Parker, Experience

527 Jenni Parker, Citizens

527 Jenni Parker, Citizens

528 Jenni Parker, Love

528 Jenni Parker, Love

529 Bo Mazzetti, State

529 Bo Mazzetti, State

530 Bo Mazzetti, Rights*

530 Bo Mazzetti, Rights*

531 Bo Mazzetti, Culture

531 Bo Mazzetti, Culture

532 Bo Mazzetti, At Peace

532 Bo Mazzetti, At Peace

533 Tracy King, Business

533 Tracy King, Business

534 Tracy King, War Veterans

534 Tracy King, War Veterans

535 Dr. Metcalf, Everywhere

535 Dr. Metcalf, Everywhere

536 Dr. Metcalf, Medicine

536 Dr. Metcalf, Medicine

537 Dr. Metcalf, One World

537 Dr. Metcalf, One World

538 Dr. Metcalf, Own Nations

538 Dr. Metcalf, Own Nations

539 Crown Dancers

539 Crown Dancers

540 John Trudell, Identities

540 John Trudell, Identities

541 John Trudell, Not Indians*

541 John Trudell, Not Indians*

542 Alex Soto, Still Here

542 Alex Soto, Still Here

543 Alex Soto, Commodification

543 Alex Soto, Commodification

544 Merna Lewis, Tradition

544 Merna Lewis, Tradition

545 Wendsler Nosie Sr., Born

545 Wendsler Nosie Sr., Born

546 Wendsler Nosie Sr., Back

546 Wendsler Nosie Sr., Back

547 Guylish Bommelyn, Can't Be

547 Guylish Bommelyn, Can't Be

548 Guylish Bommelyn, Song

548 Guylish Bommelyn, Song

549 Colin Soto, The Border

549 Colin Soto, The Border

550 Anna Wescogane, Intro

550 Anna Wescogane, Intro

551 Anna Wescogane, Life

551 Anna Wescogane, Life

A Sneak Peek at Matika's Art

Project 562 Road Stories

Follow Matika's adventures on the road through her Road Stories series. See where she's going and hear what the people she's meeting have to say.

Follow Matika's adventures on the road through her Road Stories series. See where she's going and hear what the people she's meeting have to say.