The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco announces an upcoming program in conjunction with the current special exhibit on view, Chinuk Ntsayka! We are Chinook: Photographs by Amiran White. This program will be hosted at the museum.
Friday, September 29th at 5pm, join photographer Amiran White for a gallery talk. She will describe her photography process as a photojournalist and her journey working closely with tribal families to portray their daily lives and the Chinook Indian Nation’s fight for federal recognition. The special exhibit, on view until November 11th, features photographs by White, who has been documenting the Chinook for 8 years.
White was born and raised in the United Kingdom but began her photojournalism career as a stringer for the Associated Press in Portland. She spent 10-years as a staff photographer on various daily newspapers in Oregon, Pennsylvania and New Mexico before starting her career as a freelancer. White has won a variety of awards for her work. Most recently she was chosen as one of Oregon’s visual artists to receive a 2022 Individual Artists Fellowships from the Oregon Arts Commission.