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Zig Jackson
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Length: 12:40

In May 2006, Native American photographer and accomplished educator Zig Jackson became the first contemporary Native American photographer to have works represented in the U.S. Library of Congress' collections when he donated twelve large silver gelatin prints of his photographs. One of his collections, "Indian Photographing Tourist Photographing Indian," pays homage to the Works Progress Administration photographers who documented Native Americans in the 1930s while also poking fun at intrusive tourists who take pictures of reservation Indians. In a November 2006 visit to Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Jackson talked about his art with Cinema & Photography assistant professor Antonio Martinez.

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Link To video segment: Episode: 348