Nicholas Galanin Woman On The Left Analysis

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Having earned a master's degree in indigenous art and a bachelor's in fine arts, Nicholas Galanin is able to “navigate the politics of cultural representation, with contemporary and traditional approaches.”

Inspired by his own Native American heritage and culture, Galanin looks to “preserve and capture” the two with his photography.

The two women captured side by side represent importance in the roles they play. However, this piece is a form of reinforcement of today's issues among cultural appropriation.

Galanin looks to show that one woman in the photo is clearly recognizable, and the other is not. The piece represents the idea that we need to give credit to where it is due, and to appropriate a culture. The woman on the left is a native
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