Popular photography exhibit extended


November 23, 2023

The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco will extend its special exhibit “Chinuk Ntsayka! We are Chinook: Photographs by Amiran White.” The well-received exhibit was set to end on Nov. 11, but will continue until Dec. 16 due to its popularity.

The exhibit features photographs by Amiran White, who has documented the Chinook Indian Nation and their decades-long fight for federal recognition for the past eight years.

White, who grew up in United Kingdom, began her photojournalism career as a stringer for the Associated Press in Portland. She spent 10 years as a staff photographer on various daily newspapers in Oregon, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico before becoming a freelancer.

A recipient of a 2022 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artists Fellowship, White has worked closely with tribal families. Her work portrays daily moments of tribal members’ lives, as well as tribal celebrations and customs, like the First Salmon Ceremony and Canoe Journey. With images of family life and community, White attempts to tell the story of today’s Chinook Indian Nation and their fight for justice.

“Chinuk Ntsayka! We are Chinook: Photographs by Amiran White” at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. Wed-Sat, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free.


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