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Interrogating Western Americana: Photography, Indigeneity, Ecology

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Posted by: Rijksmuseum
Deadline: Fri, June 3rd, 2022


2022 Terra Study Day on American Photography                                                         

June 3, 2022 - Rijksmuseum and Online

The Rijksmuseum is pleased to invite you to “Interrogating Western Americana: Photography, Indigeneity, Ecology.” This convening will examine how photography shaped the ecological and racial narratives that enabled colonialism in the American West. Featuring the work of Native and non-Native scholars, this study day will address this topic from art historical and interdisciplinary perspectives that will reconfigure the ways in which we position photographs of Indigenous peoples and the environment. 

Our guest participants include Elizabeth Hutchinson (Columbia University), Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie (University of California, Davis), Jolene Rickard (Cornell University), and Henrietta Lidchi (Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen).

This Study Day is free and open to the public but requires registration. To sign up for the event please complete the following form:

This study day is made possible by the Terra Foundation for American Art and is organized by Maria Beatriz H. Carrion, the Terra Fellow in American photography at the Rijksmuseum. For any questions or comments, please contact the organizer via email at 


Posted on Thu, April 14th, 2022
Expires on Fri, June 3rd, 2022

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