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Art Exhibit: Dr. Janneli F. Miller
Sep 4 | 10:00 am - Sep 30 | 6:00 pmFree
Dr. Janneli F. Miller lived and worked with the Tarahumara (Rarámuri) people of the Copper Canyon area in Northern Mexico for over 20 years, beginning in 1998, as a part of her doctoral fieldwork in Anthropology and is currently completing a manuscript on her time there. Trained as a photographer by Alan Dutton and Lee Friedlander, she utilized her photographic skills to complement her ethnography of this indigenous group. The Rarámuri have become known as runners, but their lives encompass so much more. Miller focused her work on their reproductive practices, but became involved in all aspects of life while living in a remote village in the Sierra Madre from 1999-2001. Usually reticent to interact with outsiders, the people befriended Miller and after a while began to ask her to take their photographs. The portraits in this collection are a result of her Tarahumara friends asking Miller to “take my picture please.” Miller made prints and gave them to the individuals, who often put them up on their walls.
Dr. Miller’s photography will be on display at the Dolores Public Library through September.