One of the nation’s leading photographers, Matika Wilbur is a visual storyteller from the Swinomish and Tulalip peoples of coastal Washington who grew up the daughter of a commercial fisherman.
A former fashion and commercial photographer Los Angeles who earned a bachelor’s degree from the prestigious Brooks Institute of Photography, Wilbur launched Project 562 with a goal of photographing and collecting stories of Native Americans from each federally-recognized Indian tribe in the United States.
Project 562 seeks to overcome historical inaccuracies, stereotypical representations and silenced Native American voices in mass media. Wilbur’s work aims to humanize the otherwise “vanishing race” and shares stories that Native Americans would like told.
Wilbur, Matika, "Changing the Way We See Native America" (2019). Convocations. 12.