“Family Album: Photographs by Pierre Tartoue”

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“Family Album: Photographs by Pierre Tartoue”
Photograph: Courtesy Bullock Texas State History Museum

French photographer Tartoue traveled throughout Oklahoma from the late 1930s to the early ’50s, documenting generations of American Indian families through paintings and photographs. What emerged was a striking collection of work that celebrates the commitment to culture and family in a community that has faced harsh challenges. Peruse Tartoue’s 22 black-and-white photos, a selection that appears as a powerful tribal-family album.

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