By exposing the astonishing variety of the Indian presence and reality at this juncture, we will build cultural bridges, abandon stereotypes, and renew and inspire our national legacy.
More than a century has passed since a similar photographic project has been carried out. In 1906, photographer Edward S. Curtis was commissioned by J.P. Morgan to capture the “disappearing” race. Curtis described his mission: “Respecting the mode of life of one of the great races of mankind must be collected at once or the opportunity will be lost.”
All the work that I have done until this point has prepared me for this project.