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Nov 14, '20 - Aug 16, '21

Born In Power presents Indigenous and Black representation in photography, film, and text from a self-determined lens.

Born in Power considers the power of photography and film to capture and create constructs of identity. This exhibition unpacks the history of photography as a colonial tool, an imperial weapon of racial violence and objectification. Born in Power presents womxn and nonbinary/enby identities that embody representations of the self and community as acts of reclamation, and image sovereignty, to occupy space.

Enduring a collective history of resistance, intersectional oppression, discrimination, and objectification, the artists from Indigenous and Black identities use photography to defy stereotypes and Eurocentric standards. These artists’ define identity for themselves without the influence of society’s expectations and imposition. Representations of intergenerational Indigenous and Afro/Black bodies are recast, re-scripted, challenged, and countered by self-determination and familial power.

Featured artists include: Anique Jordan, Meryl McMaster, Ella Cooper, Kali Spitzer, Hagere Selam Shimby Zegeye-Gebrehiwot, and more.

Stay tuned for exhibition programming, an integral part of this show, and an opportunity to engage directly with the community.


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WAG-Qaumajuq recognizes that land acknowledgements are part of an ongoing dialogue with Indigenous Nations, and we are grateful to live and work on these lands and waters. Institutionally, WAG-Qaumajuq is committed to acknowledging our colonial history and we are actively working to interrogate the Gallery’s colonial ways of being.

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