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Shan Goshorn

Shan Goshorn is an Eastern Band Cherokee Indian artist who specializes in hand-tinted black and white photography. Much of her artwork and lectures address the racism and stereotypes of Indian people in commercial products, most notably the use of Indians as sport mascots. Her work has been exhibited internationally including the Franco-American Institute (Rennes, France), American Indian Community House Gallery (New York City) and International Arts Alive Festival (Johannesburg, Africa).

This double-exposed, hand-tinted black and white photograph is from the “Earth Renewal” series, a body of work which illustrates the ancient teachings that we still honor our role as caregivers to our mother, the earth. The original images range in size from 16x20” to 4x5’. The pigment is from Marshall Photo Oils which is applied to the surface of the photograph with cotton balls and Q-tips.