#Repost @newmexicomag ・・・ Our February issue dedicated to photography just hit the stands! We’re revealing the 18th Annual Photo Contest winners, plus profiling @cararomerophotography . This issue is life! Cover by Bob MacDougal! #nmmagazine #newmexico #newmexicotrue
Be sure to see my work in Phoenix, AZ at the @heardmuseum Indian Fair & Market March 2 + 3. Special prints will be available at my booth, D-20. “Cara Romero’s photography is a mélange of fine art, editorial and documentary—It is a sometimes whimsical, often complex interplay of social commentary, adaptation, and examination of modern culture with a distinctly indigenous world view. It is multi-layered, meant to be experienced from a multi-verse of perspectives, and invites viewers— mainstream and connoisseurs of Indian art alike— to enter into its nuanced visual architecture with an open mind, and a willingness to check preconceived notions about Native art, culture, and peoples at the door.” -Sara Marie Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo)
Sneak peeks of a special series I’m working on in SoCal. Courtesy of best mom on set, @sheridansilversmith. Chemehuevis in Palm Springs. California love. 💗 #cararomerophotography #chemehuevi #palmsprings #calinative #californialove
We have a randomly chosen winner for the giveaway! It’s @inspectorbridget ! Congrats and thanks to everyone for your support!
+Contest/Giveaway!+ This is your chance to win one of the limited edition 12”x12” prints of “Coyote Tales” (100 total prints are in this edition!) as seen in National Geographic Magazine. Here are the rules: 1. Like this post and make sure you are following me on instagram. 2. Re-Post a pic of your favorite Cara Romero photo from my account here on insta or my website portfolio, and label it with #cararomerogiveaway AND don’t forget to tag me in the post as well! 3. Deadline is Dec 20 at midnight NM time. Winner to announced on Dec 21! One entry per follower.
"Jenna". 2016. I love to capture the innate power of women. It isn't about making women strong. Women are already strong. It's a subtle and powerful shift to have a woman behind the camera--asserting how bad ass we are, taking back the narrative. "Jenna" is no exception. She is a powerful Native woman. I wanted to elevate that feminine strength. © Cara Romero #cararomerophotgraphy #jennaosuna #newmexicotrue #boxing #mma #nativewomen
Cara Romero originals just in time for the holidays! *Special release of "Coyote Tales No. 1", * featured in the December issue of National Geographic. Magazine (@natgeo ) To celebrate this milestone with you, I am pleased to bring you, for the first time ever: Limited edition of 100 album size prints for $100 each. Signed and numbered (Get 'em while they last!) Link in profile. . . . #cararomero #cararomerophotography #newmexico #espanola #santafe #nationalgeographic
It’s finally here! The Dec. issue of National Geographic Magazine @natgeo featuring my photo work and the work of many other native photographers. A dream come true. Hope you’ll read the issue. View my instagram story to see my reaction upon opening. #cararomerophotography #nationalgeographic #california #santafe #cararomero #chemehuevi #nativeamerican #americanindian
So excited to be in @natgeo National Geographic Magazine! "By countering the racist fixations that have plagued stories of Indian culture, they hope to reverse the ‘invisibility’ that many feel." Many thanks to all involved in the making. Thank you Tristan Ahtone @tristans_bathtub_gin for the article and to the other Native photographers, it’s an honor to stand by you. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/12/native-americans-recasting-views-indigenous-life/ #cararomerophotography #chemehuevi #natgeo #cararomero #santafenewmexico #nativeamerican #americanindian
If you’re in or near Palm Springs tomorrow, come by and see us lecture at Palm Springs Art Museum @psartmuseum at 1:00 pm for “Monday at the Museum with Cara & Diego Romero”. #palmspringsartmuseum #cararomerophotography #diegoromero #calinative
Diego and I are in Los Angeles filming a @pbs documentary on our work. He’s lecturing at @lacma on Saturday. It’s been so fun and surreal. #la #diegoromero #lacma #cararomerophotography #craftinamerica #ilovethisman #tongvaland
#Repost @esmoaorg Cara Romero (@cararomerophotography) is a visual storyteller born in Inglewood, CA and raised on the Chemehuevi Valley Indian Reservation in the Mojave Desert. Cara uses photography as a way to reclaim and portray contemporary Indigenous identity in beautiful and authentic ways. Her complex photographs are highly planned like a theatre production and she uses digital tools, like Photoshop to create larger works. … In “Water Memories,” a title suggestive of water’s chemistry and transformative abilities, Cara’s beautifully conceived photographs show an immersed environment where the Native American figures are portrayed under the surface, still and suspended in a drowned landscape. These breathtaking underwater images expose the fragile and essential relationship that exists between people, water and life. To create the series, Cara tandem scuba dived with an instructor and encased her photographic equipment in order to achieve the underwater shots she envisioned. She prefers to use friends and family in her artwork as a way around the exploitative nature of photography. Her choice of models has an essential meaning to the photographs. Cara photographed Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara/Lakota) for “Oil Boom.” Cannupa was born in North Dakota on the Standing Rock Reservation, which has been affected by both oil and water. The resulting image is a significant and timely manifestation of the importance of water to life, man and nature, and enduring balance. ... Cara Romero | Oil Boom | Archival pigment print | 55” x 55”| 2015 ... Experience 37: MATRIARCHS October 18, 2018 - January 26, 2019.
Packed house at the 10th Annual Dia de Los Muertos Art Show @poehculturalcenter ! Many thanks to Toby Morfin, Stephen Fadden and Karl Duncan for putting together such an amazing show. Go see it!
My newest photograph titled, “Miktlanziwatl” (Lady of Death) was created in the spirit of solidarity with our indigenous Azteca sisters to the south and living here in the US. The Dia de Los Muertos Art Show opens at the @poehculturalcenter Poeh Cultural Center opening October 26 curated by Toby Morphin. Aztec traditions rooted in these celebrations date back 3000 years. I was truly honored to photograph Azteca sisters Luna and Crystal Zamora who shared culture, stories and beauty so generously. They are fierce and inspiring. Make up by the insanely talented Dina DeVore @dinadevore_mua #cararomerophotography #diadelosmuertos #azteca #newmexicotrue #wedidntcrosstheborders #theborderscrossedus
@bioneers Indigenous Forum 2018. Women Water Protectors panel with Carletta Tilousi (Havasupai) #nouraniummining #nodamraise #saveoakflat #waterislife