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Will Wilson

 Will Wilson, William Wilson, citizen of the Navajo Nation, trans-customary Diné artist, 2012.

Will Wilson, the Santa Fe-based Navajo photographer and 2013 Rollin and Mary Ella King Artist Fellow at SAR, has co-curated a major exhibition of contemporary Native American photography at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas. The exhibition, Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography, presents more than seventy still photographs, videos, and digital presentations to showcase the range and quality of contemporary Native American photographic work.

Santafeans will recognize the photographs of Cara Romero, but the exhibition also includes works by Jeremy Dennis, Nicholas Galanin, Sky Hopinka, Zig Jackson, Kapulani Landgraf, Dylan McLaughlin, Alan Michelson, Shelley Niro, Jolene Rickard, Wendy Red Star, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, and Sarah Sense.

The British Journal of Photography has published a thoughtful piece on the exhibition that’s worth a look. The Amon Carter’s roughly 90-minute video discussion of the implications of the show is available hereWilson’s 2013 artist’s talk at SAR also remains available on our YouTube channel.

The show will be up at the Amon Carter Museum through January 22. The exhibition catalog, published by Radius Books in Santa Fe, expects to ship early in 2023.

[Header image: Nicholas Galanin, Get Comfortable, 2012.  Dye coupler print.  Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas. P2021.42]