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Victor Masayesva, Jr. (Native American-Hopi, 1951- )

Victor Masayesva, Jr., was raised in the Hopi village of Hotevilla, Arizona, on Third Mesa and was recruited in his teens to the Horace Mann School in New York. He studied Hopi ceremonies and English at Princeton University, where he took a photography course with Emmet Gowin. Following graduate studies in English and photography at the University of Arizona, Masayesva became director of Hotevilla's Ethnic Heritage Program and learned filmmaking to document Hopi culture. His images of the Hopi world combine photographs of natural objects and locations with drawing, hand-coloring, and collaged objects. Masavyesva's films and images concern the commercialization, appropriation, exploitation, and repatriation of Native culture.
- Sarah Dawson

Selected Bibliography
Evers, Larry, ed. Sun Tracks: An Amerian Indian Literary Series. Hopi Photographers/Hopi Images. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1983.

"Indian Stories, Alumni Day Coverage." Princeton Alumni Weekly (March 18, 1992).


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