CARA ROMERO. Peshawn, 2022

Featuring Peshawn Bread (Kiowa/Comanche) this photograph is made with a technique using a projector and a well-placed projected image of an antique Comanche parfleche bag on Peshawn’s body, spilling over onto the white canvas backdrop. A second image of antique ledger paper from 1834 is overlaid, as in a double negative. All together the image tells a story of a woman and her identity–it is one of empowerment and positive self image. To be a female photographer, placing Native women in a strong, central role counters negative representations and outsider gaze. I love Peshawn’s energy and while working with her on this image loved the power of the geometric parfleche design falling down the center of her face and body. – Cara Romero

15 x 17″

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Cara Romero. Archival pigment ink print. Signed, dated, editioned and titled on print verso. Edition of 25.