Tom Jones photographs,

Collection ID:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
8 Photographic Prints
silver gelatin
These photographs document the contemporary life of members of the Ho Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and include images of elderly men and women in their homes, a young dancer wearing a jingle dress and holding a watergun, a young boy, and outdoor scenes.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Prints: organized in folders; arranged numerically by image number

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Tom Jones (Ho-Chunk) was born in 1964 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He received his MFA in Photography and a MA in Museum Studies from Columbia College in Chicago, IL, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jones describes his work as an on-going photographic essay on the contemporary life of his tribe, the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. As an artist, he hopes to give both the tribe and the outside world a perspective from someone who comes from within the Ho-Chunk community. His photographs also addresses the issue of how early depictions of Native Americans, taken by people from outside his society, have affected the perceptions of Native American culture. Jones' work is currently held in the collections of the National Museum of the American Indian, Polaroid Corporation, Sprint Corporation, The Chazen Museum of Art, The Nerman Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, and Michigan State University Museum.

Processing Information note
NMAIA Review

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Researchers must contact the NMAI Archives for an appointment to access the collection. Contact information below.
Conditions Governing Use note
Copyright: National Museum of the American Indian.
Preferred Citation note
Tom Jones photographs, 1998-2001, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Purchased 2002, 2004.

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Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland 20746-2863