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Posted: March 24, 2020

Genízaro Delvin Garcia standing in remains of the 18th-century Santa Rosa de Lima Church. Abiquiú, New Mexico, 2019. (Photo © 2020 Russel Albert Daniels)

While the Smithsonian Institution is currently unable to welcome visitors to view the latest exhibitions in its galleries, the National Museum of the American Indian is pleased to share the work of Native photographers through the exhibition website for “Developing Stories: Native Photographers in the Field.”

The exhibition is simultaneously installed at our DC and NY locations. It was curated by Cécile Ganteaume; the museum thanks collaborators Tristan Ahtone (Kiowa), Associate Editor for Indigenous Affairs at High Country News, and John Smock, Director of Photojournalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York.


The first photo essay featured in the exhibition, “The Genízaro People of Abiquiú,” features the work of Russel Albert Daniels (Diné descent and Ho-Chunk descent). Through his essay, Daniels explores the historical complexities shaping a 266-year-old community’s sense of self. This Indigenous/Hispanic community’s genesis lies in violence, slavery, and survival.

“Developing Stories: Native Photographers in the Field” Presents Contemporary Native Experiences from the Inside

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