Erica Lord, (b. 1978)
Collection of the Anchorage Museum, 2012.8.1
This photograph is part of the artist’s series titled The Tanning Project, which addresses issues of racial and cultural identity and contemporary feminism. In Native-Looking, Athabascan/Iñupiaq/European/Japanese artist Erica Lord emphasizes the impossibility of fitting within colonial stereotypes. She sees her work as part of “an evolution of new ways to demonstrate cultural identity beyond the polar ideas that exist within a strictly two-worlds discourse."