Blog - #ArtistatCB: Will Wilson
Native American photographer Will Wilson is a citizen of the Navajo Nation. He wants to demonstrate the way indigenous people are taking back the representation of their own culture through art, photography, and social action. In making his photographs, he encourages his subjects to present themselves as they wish to be seen rather than how an outsider’s eye would see them. Thus, every photo is a portrait of an individual, not a romanticized stereotype. In presenting such a wide variety of portraits, he updates the status of the Native American populations to make us aware that each is diverse in its own language, economics, and culture. These people do not represent a monolithic culture; they are unique individuals worthy of our attention and consideration.