Erin Lefevre

Documentary photographer and teacher
  
Indigenous Portraits
Location: Astoria, New York
Nationality: American
Biography: Erin Lefevre is a documentary photographer from New York City whose work focuses on under-reported social issues. Erin studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she earned her Associate Degree in Photography. She then transferred to... MORE
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Indigenous Portraits
Copyright Erin Lefevre 2022
Updated Oct 2021
Topics Black and White, Documentary, Film, Photography, Portraiture
Indigenous people are referenced in the past tense throughout American history textbooks and misrepresented by the media in redundant stereotypes. Colonization of the Americas killed an estimated 100 million Native Americans- 90% of the population. Indigenous communities have proved their resilience in the face of genocide, wars, assimilation attempts, stolen land, and poverty. Despite facing adversity, Indigenous people have persevered and passed down their culture for generations to come. These portraits celebrate Indigenous people by referencing the past and present to show that they are not only a large part of American history, but they are here now and for years to come.
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