Cover image, Living The Spirit
1988, hand colored photograph
Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie

Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie

Photographer, curator and educator, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie (Navajo/ Creek/ Seminole) was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1954, relocated to the Navajo reservation in 1966, and currently lives in the Southwest. In 1975 she attended the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and in 1978 she studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. She received a B.F.A. in painting with a minor in photography in 1981, then remained in the Bay Area to work for various Native American organizations creating graphics.

Census Makes a Native Artist, from the series "Creative Native"
1992, Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie


Neumaier, Diane, editor. Reframings: New American Feminist Photographies. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1995.

Roscoe, Will, coordinating editor. Living the Spirit: A Gay American Indian Anthology compiled by Gay American Indians. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988.

Lippard, Lucy R. Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America. New York: Pantheon, 1990.

La Marr, Jean, Mario Martinez, and Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie. Talking Drum: Connected Vision: Native American Artists Addressing Affinities with the Indigenous People of South Africa, (curated by Wendy Cadden, Theresa Harlan, and Irene Perez). Oakland CA: Salad Bar, 1990.

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