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Fellowship artist profile: William Wilson (Diné)

by Eiteljorg Museum | Jun 06, 2012
William Wilson (Diné)
Photography and installation
Tucson, Arizona

Will Wilson has exhibited his work throughout the United States and is represented at the Heard Museum’s Berlin Gallery.  “My work is a response to the ways in which photography has been used as a mechanism of colonization,” he says. “Decolonizing photography for the use of American Indians has to occur through the articulation of a Native representational subjectivity. In the place of colonizing representation, I want to produce images and sensory experience, which convey representations of, by and for American Indians. This means developing a methodological practice, a framework from which to draw upon. It is towards these ends that I see my work progressing.”
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