Reading the Image: The Photography of Horace Poolaw in Context
Nancy Marie Mithlo, Associate Professor, Department of Art History and American Indian Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Anne Ray Resident Scholar
Colloquium, SAR Boardroom
Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free
Kiowa photographer Horace Poolaw (1906–1984) documented the vibrancy of the southern Plains communities near Anadarko, Oklahoma with a keen sense of place and people. These images can be read in context as modernist art, photographic evidence, and as a means of reclaiming cultural knowledge today. The photographer’s grandson, artist Thomas Poolaw, will also present his contemporary interpretation of Poolaw's legacy.