This collection contains 5 gelatin silver prints that were shot by photographer Ann Bromberg on the To'hajilee (Canoncito) Reservation, N.M. in 1996. The photographs depict informal, outdoor portraits of Diné (Navajo) sheepherder Dorothea Begay and include photographs of Begay posing with her sheep herd, walking outdoors, and standing next to an enclosed sheep corral or pen. Photographs from this collection were part of the traveling exhibition Ranch Women of New Mexico that ran from 1996-2011. All five prints are signed by Ann Bromberg.
5 photographs organized in 1 box.
Biographical / Historical:
Ann Bromberg is a professional photographer and independent filmmaker. Born in New Mexico, Bromberg has exhibited her work internationally and her photographs are in the permanent collections of the New Mexico History Museum, the Santa Fe History Museum, and the Roswell Art Museum to name a few.
Dorothea Begay was born and raised just west of Albuquerque, New Mexico in the To'hajilee (Canoncito) band of Diné (Navajo) community. Begay was 78 years old and working as a sheep herder when Bromberg shot the photographs in the collection.
Other Ann Bromberg photographs from her Ranchwomen of New Mexico series are in the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe, N.M.
Donated by Ann Bromberg in 2013.
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