Walter Bigbee with his photography. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union, northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, expands its DNCU North Star Artists series with an exhibit at the DNCU DeVargas branch featuring work by renowned photographer Walter Bigbee, a member of the Comanche Nation.
Bigbee feels that Native photography continues the tradition of storytelling once expressed through petroglyphs and pictographs. His hope is that his photojournalism will help Natives and non-Natives to better understand Native people and culture.
“I choose subjects, especially in my ledger art, that speak to the Native experience and convey a multi-dimensional message,” he said.
Bigbee’s pieces are available for purchase.
“We are delighted to exhibit Walter’s work in our DNCU North Star Artists series. His compelling images capture the essence of the southwest as well as express a strong cultural heritage.” said President/CEO Chuck Valenti of Del Norte Credit Union.
The DNCU North Star Artists series aims to showcase localartists in branches as space permits. The Bigbee exhibit is expected to be available through mid-August.