Pamela J. Peters

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To date, she has spoken at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, UCLA, California State Polytechnic University, Pitzer College, Cal Arts, UC-San Diego, UC-Riverside, UC-Irvine, Occidental College, UC Berkeley, Northwestern University and University of Oregon. Her photos have  been featured at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, Arts District Los Angeles Photo Collective, and featured in the Los Angeles Times, Reuters News, Native Max Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Pasadena Magazine, Indian Country Today and American Indian Quarterly Journal.


Pamela J. Peters is an Indigenous multimedia documentarian from the Navajo Reservation, her Diné 1st clan is Táchii'nii (Red Running Into the Water People clan) which she uses to identify her work.  Pamela's multimedia  work, which she calls "Indigenous Realism" explores the lives and diversities of real American Indians, not ethnographic ephemera. Pamela’s work pushes viewers to critically analyze the psychological and historical structures of Native Americans in mass media. Her work stems from what she has witness and can identify as a Navajo living in the city - the social impact of the negative, inaccurate, insulting images of stereotypical portrayal of American Indians still seen in film and television, and the portraits seen through a non-indigenous lens, which draws her to change how we see American Indians today. Her images give a truthful narrative and understanding of Indians in Los Angeles today.