About

Born, raised, and based in Los Angeles, CA, Peggy Fontenot is a professional award-winning Native American photographer. Her work has been shown in such prestigious settings as the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Eiteljorg and Heard Museums, The Autry National Center, the Museum of History and Art Ontario, and the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum.

Documenting relevant social issues, including that of Native People and veterans, Fontenot has chosen to forgo digital imagery, remaining devoted to film.

Inferring that color is a distraction; her images are shot in monochrome, utilizing provided light. To further strengthen her perspective, she processes her own prints in her wet darkroom using a Split-Filter technique.


Works

Fontenot, USA, Robert Banks, Cherokee Freedman