Virtual Art Talk: Site|Sight-Specific: Diné Photography and Belonging | Heard Museum

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Virtual Art Talk: Site|Sight-Specific: Diné Photography and Belonging

Join us live online with the Heard Museum Assistant Registrar Roshii Montaño, who will be moderating a discussion with Rapheal Begay (Diné). Site|Sight-Specific: Diné Photography and Belonging is a visual presentation of select photographs of life on the Navajo Nation. In relation with the cultural landscape, Rapheal will share stories of home informed and inspired by Diné philosophies of hózhó, k’é, and t’áá hwó ájí t’éégo – beauty, balance, kinship, and perseverance.

Rapheal Begay is a visual storyteller based in the Navajo Nation. His work activates cultural landscape photography and oral storytelling traditions to document and celebrate the Diné way of life. His research and practice include curatorial collaboration and community organizing informed by visual sovereignty and land-based knowledge.

In 2017, he received his BFA in Art Studio with a minor in Arts Management and a Certificate in Museum Studies from the University of New Mexico. In 2020, he was named one of 12 New Mexico Artists to Know by Southwest Contemporary and is the recipient of the 2021-2022 Goodman Aspiring Artist Fellowship. He is currently an M.A. Art History student at Arizona State University, Research Associate, and Co-Curator of Horizons: Weaving Between the Lines with Diné Textiles opening July 16, 2023, at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.

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Rapheal Begay (Diné)
Headshot by Evan Benally Atwood (Diné)

Event Details

Wednesday, April 19
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cost: Free

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