Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) is one of the nation’s leading photographers, based in the Pacific Northwest. She earned her BFA from Brooks Institute of Photography where she double majored in Advertising and Digital Imaging. Her most recent endeavor, Project 562 (www.project562.com), has brought Matika to over 300 tribal nations dispersed throughout 40 U.S. states where she has taken thousands of portraits, and collected hundreds of contemporary narratives from the breadth of Indian Country all in the pursuit of one goal: To Change The Way We See Native America.
In this podcast Matika, is also joined by the award-winning photographer and University of Oregon Professor Torsten Kjellestrand, and School of Journalism and Communication student Mitchell Lira. Together with host Damian Radcliffe they discuss issues of representation, how J-Schools and educational institutions can support native students, and how to build an indigenous Wakanda.
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