National Anthropological Archives

Gary Auerbach portraits of Native American people, 1992-2003

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2004-13
Creators:
Auerbach, Gary
Dates:
1992-2003
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
44 Prints
platinum
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The collection contains individual and group portraits of Native American people. Tribal affiliations include Apache, Arapaho, Assiniboine, Delaware, Isleta, Kickapoo, Mescalero Apache, Navajo, San Carlos Apache, Sioux, Taos, and Tohono O'odham. There are also includes images of weavers, dancers, tipis, Canyon de Chelly, Taos Pueblo, and Taos cemetery, as well as a self-portrait of Gary Auerbach. Also included is one autostereoscopic multidimensional platinum print. Additionally, the collection contains Auerbach's book, We Walk In Beauty, which pairs the portraits with excerpts of interviews that Auerbach conducted with the individuals, and promotional materials including exhibit announcements and catalogs.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is organized into two series: 1. Photographs, and 2. Printed material.

Biographical Note
Biographical Note
Following a career as a chiropractor, Gary Auerbach became a professional photographer in 1991. Concerned about the long-term permanence of his photographs, Auerbach taught himself the platinum printing process. From 1992 to 2003, Auerbach made portraits of a number of Native American people, also asking each individual a series of biographical questions. He published the photographs and short biographies in his book, We Walk in Beauty.

Administration
Author
Sarah Ganderup, Gina Rappaport
Existence and Location of Copies note
Digital surrogates for most of the photographs as well as the book We Walk in Beauty are available online.
Custodial History note
Donated by Gary Auerbach, 2004.

Digital Content
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use and access.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 2004-13, Gary Auerbach portraits of Native American people, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information
Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 2004-13

Bibliography
Bibliography
Auerbach, Gary. We Walk In Beauty. Tucson: Arizona Lithographers, 2005.

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Lenape
Assiniboin
San Carlos
Papago (Tohono O'odham)


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kickapoo Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chelly, Canyon de (Ariz.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taos Indians Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Isleta Pueblo Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diné (Navajo) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Assiniboine (Stoney) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lenape (Delaware) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northeast Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Apache Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inunaina (Arapaho) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taos Pueblo (N.M.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tohono O'odham (Papago) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mescalero Apache Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sioux Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746
naa@si.edu