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People of the Dancing Sky: The Iroquois Way

December 10, 2005 - March 19, 2006

In 1995, award-winning Toronto photographer Myron Zabol began a five-year project to record, through the eyes of his camera, the lives and traditions of the Haudenosaunee, the Six Nations Iroquois, at the end of the twentieth century. This exhibition featured fifty black-and-white photographs that created a “portrait” of the complex values and beliefs of the Haudenosaunee people as expressed through their clothing and other means.

The photographs illustrate the resilience of Iroquoian culture and the many ways in which it has changed over time. In the words of Myron Zabol, “one example is the ribbon shirt, which was first introduced during the turn-of-the-twentieth century Wild West shows in which many Iroquoian families and other Native people worked as a means to earn a living.” While the ribbon shirt is still worn today, Iroquoian dress is increasingly

Organized by the Woodland Cultural Centre in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, an affiliate of the National Gallery of Canada. Curated by Keith Jamieson.influenced by modern fashion trends as illustrated in Zabol’s photographs.er.

Details

Start:
December 10, 2005
End:
March 19, 2006
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Venue

10365 Islington Ave
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J1C0 Canada
Phone:
1(905) 893-1121

Organizer

McMichael
Phone:
905.893.1121
Email:
info@mcmichael.com
Website:
https://mcmichael.com/

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Curatorial