Photographers and the Plains Indians
Apr 19, 2014
KANEKO | 1111 Jones St
Photographers and the Plains Indians will be on display at KANEKO February 7 – April 19.
Curated by the Nebraska State Historical Society, this exhibition is drawn from an archive of historical photographs. It looks at the dynamic relationship between photographer, subject, and consumer, while raising issues about what it means to “capture” a people through a visual medium such as photography. The exhibit brings to light the commercial demands of Euro-American consumers of the time – and how these expectations led to stereotypes of indigenous North Americans, particularly in what is now Nebraska.
The opening reception for Photographers and the Plains Indians will be held on Friday, February 7 from 6 – 9pm. This reception is free and open to the public. Exhibit runs February 7 – April 19. Open hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm and Saturdays, 1 – 5pm.
This exhibition was created from the collections of and made available by the Nebraska State Historical Society, a state agency.