Gary Auerbach portraits of Native American people, 1992-2003
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2004-13
Creators:
Auerbach, Gary
Dates:
1992-2003
Languages:
English
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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
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.
Author
Sarah Ganderup, Gina Rappaport

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

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

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

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

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Gary Auerbach, 2004.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kickapoo Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chelly, Canyon de (Ariz.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taos Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Isleta Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Navajo Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Assiniboine Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Delaware Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northeast Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Apache Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arapaho Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taos Pueblo (N.M.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tohono O'Odham Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mescalero Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Siouan Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/