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Photographs of Arizona, Nebraska, New Mexico, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and South Dakota

 Collection
Call Number: WA Photos Folio 185

Content Description

Inkjet prints of photographs by John Willis that document sites and persons in Arizona, Nebraska, New Mexico, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and South Dakota, 2013-2015. Most 101 inkjet prints depict landscapes and homes at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and formed part of a traveling one-day exhibition by John Willis and Brent Sturlaugson, House/Home: A Work in Progress, 2015-2016.

Photographs of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation comprise views of communities including Allen, Kyle, Manderson, Oglala, Pine Ridge, Porcupine, Potato Creek, and Wounded Knee. Many of the landscape images document trailers, homes, and other buildings in winter. Portraits of individuals include members of the White Mouse family as well as female prisoners at the Adult Offenders Facility operated by the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Corrections.

Photographs of sites in Arizona include a view of a weathered United States flag at the Navajo Military Graveyard in Window Rock and a landscape at Homolovi State Park.

Photographs of sites in Nebraska and New Mexico consist of single images for each. These include building with graffiti in Whiteclay, Nebraska, and view of missiles at the White Sands Missile Museum in White Sands, New Mexico.

Photographs of South Dakota consist of a few views of buildings and a landscape in Scenic.

Signed, titled, and dated by the photographer on versos of prints.

Dates

  • 2014-2015

Creator

Language of Materials

Inscriptions in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from John Willis on the Walter McClintock Memorial Fund, 2015.

Arrangement

Organized into six series: I. Exhibition Material, 2015-2016. II. Arizona, 2013-2015. III. Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 2014-2015. IV. Scenic, South Dakota, 2014. V. Whiteclay, Nebraska, 2014. VI. White Sands, New Mexico, 2015.

Extent

18.34 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.waphotosfolio185

Overview

Inkjet prints of photographs by John Willis that document sites and persons in Arizona, Nebraska, New Mexico, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and South Dakota, 2013-2015. Most 101 inkjet prints depict landscapes and homes at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and formed part of a traveling one-day exhibition by John Willis and Brent Sturlaugson, House/Home: A Work in Progress, 2015-2016.

John Willis (born 1957)

John Willis is a documentary photographer and instructor of photography at Marlboro College in Marlboro, Vermont. His monographs include Recycled Realities, co-authored with Tom Young (Center for American Places, 2002) and Views from the Reservation (Center for American Places, 2010). Willis has photographs in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, among others. He is also a co-founder with Bill Ledger of the In-Sight Photography Project, a photography outreach project to youth in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Brent Sturlaugson

Brent Sturlaugson is an architect and Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Design.

Processing Information

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Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the John Willis Photographs of Arizona, Nebraska, New Mexico, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and South Dakota
Status
Completed
Author
Matthew Daniel Mason
Date
February 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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Location

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New Haven, CT 06511

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Access Information

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