Posts with tag: "Matika Wilbur Photography"
The Big O...
08/11/2015
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Project 562 was featured in Oprah Magazine! We can’t tell you the joy and pride we felt to flip open the August issue of Oprah magazine see these beautiful photos looking back at us—and to think of the thousands and thousands of people that would be able to see our friends Jessica, Juanita, Josh, and more gracing the pages of the magazine gave us chills. We wanted to share with you the article that accompanied the photos, and provide more in-depth stories about each of the participants pictured in the magazine. Here is a photo of the layout in the magazine (the full article with photos can also be viewed online):  The text reads: Google "Asian Americans," "Latin Americans" or just plain "Americans," and you'll see images of people you might meet on any given day: a barista, a neighbor, a coworker. But Google "Native Americans," and you'll see men in headdresses on horseback, typically from previous centuries.  Such underrepresentation—plus alarmingly high substance abuse, suicide and school dropout rates among Native American youth—led Matika Wilbur in 2012, then a high school teacher, to sell most of her possessions and hit the road. The goal: to photograph members of all 566 federally recognized tribes. "I aim to humanize Native Americans," says Wilbur, 31, who is of the Tulalip and Swinomish tribes in ...

Duncan Family Hoop Dancers
05/01/2014
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 Talon and Sky Duncan, photographed in Phoenix Arizona. Talon and Sky are Apache, Arikara, Mandan and Hidatsa world champion hoop dancers. Check out our recently released Project 562 Road Story featuring Sky and Talon:   I loved having the opportunity to meet the Duncan family. I have so much respect for their  commitment to preserving culture through family dance.

River. House. Arts = Contemporary Indian Art in Ohio
05/16/2013
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Presented by yours truly:Indian Enough: Expressions of Contemporary Indian Identitynow on display until June 10th at the River House Arts Gallery in Perrysburg, Ohio. www.river-house-arts.com/‎ 419.874.8900 | 115 W Front Street  | Perrysburg, OH 43551​ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________After my kickstarter was funded, I received a magnitude of calls- but none so enthusiastic as the one I received at 6am from Miss Paula Baldoni. Paula is the co-owner of the River House Arts Gallery in Perrysburg, Ohio. After some discussion, we decided to display pieces from my collections: iHuman, We Are One People and We Emerge (that was 10 months ago, and golly, time is just flying by). Before I knew it I was packing my bags and headed to Perrysburg...I am so pleased with the display of works and it's flow...iHumaniHuman is my exploration of duality: a mixed medium exhibit of contemporary photography interwoven with sacred Coast Salish cedar: this collection represents the inherent cultural duality that Native people live amongst.Matika describes this project, “ I feel overwhelmingly blessed to have had the opportunity to create this series. When I envisioned this work, I knew it would take a very long time to complete; from start to finish, it took me 2 years to gather enough cedar ...

The Official 562 Driver, Grip and Bestie....
11/07/2012
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 Everybody needs a Denise.It's true. She's the gal that you've known the longest and the one who knows all of your secrets. She was with you the night of your first kiss- and she was with you when that first kiss guy broke your heart. She was the one that supported you through everything (even when it may have been a bad decision)...And she is the lovely lady who will be joining me on my adventure through Indian Country. Everybody, meet Miss Willup- she's my Rad Swinomish Sidekick for the adventure through Indian Contry. I know you are going to love her...