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Tom Jones on “Strong Unrelenting Spirits”
February 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Tom Jones extends the boundaries of photography to explore identity and tradition. In this gallery talk, he will describe his incorporation of traditional Ho-Chunk beading designs in his series Strong Unrelenting Spirits, an ongoing photographic essay on the contemporary life of his tribe.
Tom Jones’s photographs have been widely exhibited and are included in the permanent collection of the National Museum of the American Indian, among others. A professor in the UW-Madison Art Department, Jones is co-author of the book, People of the Big Voice, Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879–1943.