Award-winning Photographer Matika Wilbur to Lead W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series
Swinomish-Tulalip award-winning photographer Matika Wilbur will present “Changing the Way We See Native America: Dismantling Native American Stereotypes” as part of the Seaver College W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series at Elkins Auditorium in Malibu on Tuesday, March 21, at 5 PM.
Wilbur is one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading photographers and is a Native American woman of the Washington-based Swinomish and Tulalip tribes. She is currently working on Project 562, a documentary project dedicated to photographing contemporary Native America. For this project, she gathers original photographic images and oral narratives from all tribal communities throughout the United States, organizes them, and presents compelling portraits and stories from elders, culture bearers, linguists, teachers, activists, artists, professionals, and other contemporary Native Americans.
The insight, depth, and passion with which she explores the contemporary Native identity and experience are communicated through the impeccable artistry of each of her silver gelatin photographs. She has exhibited extensively in regional, national, and international venues.
For additional information about the lecture, visit the Seaver College website.