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Issue 240: Native America

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September 14, 2020
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This fall, as debates around nationalism and borders in North America reach a fever pitch, Aperture magazine releases “Native America,” a special issue about photography and Indigenous lives, guest edited by the artist Wendy Red Star.

In the issue:

Words
“People of the Earth”
Images, ancestors, and archives
Wendy Red Star in Conversation with Emily Moazami

“To Walk in Both Worlds”
The portraiture of Richard Throssel and Horace Poolaw
by Rebecca Bengal

“Family Days: Three Reflections”
–“The Picture” by Natalie Diaz
–“Quarantine Album” by Tommy Pico
–“The Sky and the Spruce” by David Treuer

“Kimowan Metchewais: A Kind of Prayer”
Language, landscape, and the search for visual sovereignty
by Christopher Green

“The Lure of Foraging”
Jacqueline Cleveland’s chronicle of Native survivance in western Alaska
by Eve Díaz

“The Indigenous Gaze”
How has Inuit culture shaped cinema?
by Julian Brave NoiseCat

“History Is Present”
Alan Michelson evokes a continent’s unfinished stories
A conversation with Chrissie Iles

“All of My Relations”
In Rebecca Belmore’s performances, the lives of First Nations women
A conversation with Wanda Nanibush

Pictures
Duane Linklater
Introduction by Eungie Joo

Martine Gutierrez
Introduction by Nadiah Rivera Fellah

Marianne Nicolson
Introduction by Miranda Belarde-Lewis

Krista Belle Stewart
Introduction by Philip J. Deloria

Karen Miranda Rivadeneira
Introduction by Yxta Maya Murray

Guadalupe Maravilla
Introduction by Carribean Fragoza

Wendy Red Star
Introduction by Julia Bryan-Wilson

Plus—Jesse Dorris on Duane Michals’s formative trip to Russia, Curriculum by John Edmonds, and Marjon Carlos on Dannielle Bowman and the shadows of history.

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Lead support of the “Native America” issue of Aperture magazine is provided in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Henry Luce Foundation. Furthur generous support is provided by the Philip and Edith Leonian Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Significant support of Aperture magazine is provided by The Kanakia Foundation. Additional lead support is provided by Jon Stryker and Slobodan Randjelović.