The California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock presents photographs depicting Native Americans in the Southwestern region of the United States dating to the period of the 1870s through the 1930s.
Selected from the museum’s permanent collection, the photographs presented here were made by Adam Clark Vroman, Edward Sheriff Curtis, John Karl Hillers, and others. They depict Hopi, Zuni, and Navajo peoples and cultures from their irremovable Western settlers’ points of view. Each photographer brought his own approaches, attitudes, and aims to achieve photographs that remain complex in their aesthetic and sociopolitical resonations, at times fraught with contemporaneous stereotypes about Native Americans.
Exhibition overview from Museum website