-The Eagles Come Telling Stories

Falcon Gott, Photographer
 & Student Showcase

Exhibit Opens August 5th – October 28, 2022
Lakeview Gallery
Student Reception August 26, 4 – 6pm

All student work is for sale. Prints $75 payable when ordering.
We are taking inquiries regarding Falcon Gott’s work.

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Bi-dibaajimowag pronounced (Ojibwe speaker Nyleta Belgarde):

Exhibition Statement

This is an exhibition to honor the photographer eye and creative process of the artist in residence and youth who participated in a two-week artist residency and art photography camp. The Watermark Art Center partnered with Gizhiigin Arts Incubator to initiate the camp in conjunction with an artist residency featuring emerging filmmaker and photographer, Falcon Gott from the Sapotaweyak Cree Nation. Four middle and high school youth committed their time an energy to this two-week experience.

As the lead instructor for the camp Gott shared concepts, content, and approach to taking photographs. As well, he introduced them evaluating their work, editing techniques, and selection of work. Professional photographers Ne-Dah-Ness Rose Greene, Leech Lake Band Ojibwe, and Joseph Allen, Rosebud Sioux, were guest instructors each sharing their knowledge for a day, which provided participants with a diverse learning experience. Assistant instructor Ixel Janine (White Earth Ojibwe Band) student intern from IAIA also participated in the workshop.

Students were taken through the steps of the working photographer, from use of various cameras, approaches to taking photographs, subject variety, selecting and editing their work, making titles. During the workshop students were able to gain exposure to professional processes and creative ideas. They made connections with each other and shared ideas and their work taking full advantage of the experience. The result of their efforts and how they utilized concepts and techniques is evident in the caliber of work on display. We are very proud to exhibit the work of these artists and we look forward to what each of them will do in the future as creative Indigenous photographers.

Falcon Gott portrait

Artist Bio

Falcon Gott (Sapotaweyak Cree Nation), a current resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is an emerging filmmaker and photographer. Over the years, Falcon’s travels, interests and his eye for detail, have led him to capture some interesting and unique moments. As Falcon continues to strengthen and sharpen his documenting skills, he hopes to explore, experiment, and bring to life specific themes and subjects, of which, only exist in his photography notes.

Student Photo Camp

Migizi Gizhaaden Photo Class
Migizi Gizhaaden Photo Class
Migizi Gizhaaden Photo Class
Migizi Gizhaaden Photo Class

Gott, currently participating in an Artist in Residency program at Watermark, was invited to instruct young photographers over a two week period prior to the exhibit. The work of the  student photography camp will be showcased with Gott’s work in the Lakeview Gallery. Instructors included Gott, 2021 Watermark Exhibiting Artist Ne-Dah-Ness Rose Greene (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe), and Institute of American Indian Arts Student Intern Ixel Janine (White Earth Nation) and Project Director Gizhiigin Arts Incubator Joe Allen (Sicangu Lakota Oyate and White Earth Ojibwe Nation).

This exhibit was made possible in part by the Blandin Foundation and the McKnight Foundation.

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