Romero Reasserts Indigenous Presence and Futures

Cara Romero, Three Sisters, 2022
archival digital print

Through her art, photographer Cara Romero (Chemehuevi Indian Tribe) “negates dominant culture’s forgetfulness of Indigenous communities, land, and futures and alerts the viewer to the historic and continued presence of these communities in North America,” writes Hyperallergic’s Erin Joyce in a new feature. The past few months have provided Romero with numerous opportunities to remind that culture of Indigenous presence, as well as issues like climate change and environmental racism: her work is included in the Amon Carter Museum of American Art exhibition Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography (on view through January 22), and the new film Cara Romero: Following the Light, directed by Kaela Waldstein, recently won Best Documentary Short at the 2022 Red Nation International Film Festival. And next month, Romero opens a solo show with Bockley Gallery at ZⓈONAMACO FOTO in Mexico City (February 8–12, 2023).

Read “Cara Romero Stands Defiant Against Institutional Categorization.”