Friday, February 21, 2014

Changing perceptions about Native Americans

More than a century has passed since a photographic journey explored Native Americans with such a broad scope and in this amount of detail. In 1906, photographer Edward S. Curtis was commissioned by J.P. Morgan to capture the “disappearing” race.

In 2014, to change perceptions about Native Americans, photographer Matika Wilbur believes we have to update the kind of imagery we're looking at when we think of her race. It's a beautiful — and important — idea.

Watch her inspiring video on Upworthy and follow her travel blog as she captures Native Americans throughout the United States.

And please donate if you are able to help fund her efforts.

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