Take a Picture with a Real Indian

James A. Luna and David J. Merritt

2001, 12:10 minutes, colour, English


"Take a Picture" is a performance speaking to the commodification of American Indian cultures by institutions, media and commercial enterprises. It takes a common, playful but demeaning act of taking a photo memento of the "exotic" which many times includes cultures of other than the norm, Indians have been subjected to this act since contact with Western culture.

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