PJAS 15 Spring-9

Ada Wawer
Zig Jackson: Postindian Warrior of Fine Art
Polish Journal for American Studies, vol. 15 (Spring 2021), pp. 131-142

Abstract: The article is a discussion of contemporary photographic works featuring Native Americans. The argument is framed through references to the conventions of representations of Native people in photography, on the one hand, and the critical discourse of Gerald Vizenor and the notions of the “Indian” and “Postindian,” on the other. The article focuses on the artist, Zig Jackson, who is described as a Postindian “warrior of survivance” and whose practice is analyzed as an attempt at the deconstruction of the popular image of the “Indian.”

Keywords: photography, Indian, Postindian, Native Americans

DOI: 10.7311/PJAS.15/1/2021.09

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