In Matika Wilbur’s work, a picture is worth 1,000 years—that’s how long some of the American Indian cultures she photographs have endured. Wilbur is a Tulalip Tribes member raised on the Swinomish Reservation near La Conner, Washington, and her work, which has been exhibited in museums around the world, illustrates the vitality of American Indian traditions as well as their many shades of contemporary cultural expression. 562 is her eighth photo project, which she is shooting almost entirely on film to produce archival-quality platinum palladium prints (in some cases, she hand-colors them) that could last, fittingly, another 1,000 years.
Matika Wilbur is bringing Native American cultures into focus
| June 2013