Indigenous Culture Celebration: Will Wilson photography exhibition

Next Event:
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

The Delaware Art Museum present “In Conversation: Will Wilson,” an exhibition of photography that explores issues of Indigenous representation in photography through the work of Diné (Navajo) photographer Will Wilson. A pow wow and storytelling event at the Museum are planned with the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware, Nanticoke Indian Association, and local Indigenous community members.

Wilson’s work explores the legacy of historical photographs on the representation of Native peoples in North America. Wilson combines historic wet plate (tintype) photography with 21st-century Augmented Reality (AR) technology in a convenient app to bring his “Talking Tintype” photographs to life. Wilson facilitates new conversations that emphasize a reciprocal relationship with the sitters. Wilson visited Delaware in May to photograph members of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware and the Nanticoke Indian Association. Their portraits will be included in the exhibition at DelArt this summer and later at the Nanticoke Indian Museum.

In Conversation: Will Wilson is complemented by an exhibit by local photographer Andre’ L. Wright, Jr., Indigenous Faces of Wilmington, in the Museum’s Orientation Hall. Both shows are on view through September 8. The national tour of In Conversation: Will Wilson is supported by the Art Bridges Foundation.

Address:
Delaware Art Museum

2301 Kentmere Parkway Wilmington, DE 19806

Admission:

Free with Museum admission

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