In Our Hands: Native Photography, 1890 to Now

Cara Romero. Chemehuevi, born 1977. TV Indians, 2017. Archival inkjet print. 46 × 64 1/8 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Enter into the vivid worlds of Native photography, as framed by generations of First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Native American photographers themselves. Presenting over 150 photographs of, by, and for Indigenous people, “In Our Hands” welcomes all to see through the lens held by Native photographers.

Organized by a council of primarily Native artists, scholars, and knowledge sharers, in partnership with Mia curators, this sweeping exhibition traces the intersecting histories of photography and diverse Indigenous cultures from the Rio Grande to the Arctic Circle. Beautiful, complex, and surprising, these artworks celebrate the legacy of groundbreaking photographers and their influence on the medium today.

Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

October 22, 2023 – January 14, 2024
Target Gallery, MIA
General Admission $20; Contributor Member+ Free (additional tickets $16); Youth 17 and under Free