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Portraits of Change

Nov 5, 2021

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The Portraits of Change exhibition is a provocative photo archival collection and short narrative film by husband & wife, Jonathan (Afro Indigenous) and Letishia Kelley (Diné) presented in collaboration with PlatteForum. 


“We witnessed the injustice of the police killing of an unarmed black man named George Floyd in Minneapolis. We saw how the Treaty of Fort Laramie between the Lakota Indigenous Tribes and the United States was broken again on July 3rd, 2020 as a Fourth of July celebration was held on sacred tribal lands without the approval of the Lakota Tribal Council. We’ve felt this current civil rights revolution coming to a boiling point in America and the Coronavirus only helped to push us past that breaking point in the summer of 2020. This historical collection of photographs and video footage that we captured of these protests for civil rights, reparations, justice, equality, and the returning of Indigenous lands will take you on an emotional visual journey through the various places we visited in 2020 such as Minneapolis and Mount Rushmore.” 
- Jonathan & Letishia