“As We See It” Opens at the Yekaterinburg Fine Arts Museum

Three people talking (State Dept.)
Public Affairs Officer Sarah Saperstein, Exhibit curator by Dr. Suzanne Newman Fricke and artist Will Wilson (Photo belongs to the US Dept of State)

“As We See It,” a photography exhibit by Native American artists about modern Native American life in the United States, opened at the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts on August 8.  The U.S. Consulate in Yekaterinburg was delighted to be able to sponsor the exhibition, which depicts modern triumphs and struggles in the Native American community as seen through the eyes of its members.  On August 9, Suzanne Newman Fricke and Will Wilson delivered a public lecture on Native American photography, during which Ms. Newman Fricke explained the symbolism found in the exhibit’s photographs, and Mr. Wilson, one of the artists featured in the show, described the story behind his own works.