Camera-man – The Seminole through the Lens of Julian

December 7, 2012 through December 9, 2013

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum on Seminole lands has two temporary galleries. One space
features the artistic talents of Seminole tribal members. The other space, the
WEST GALLERY, is now showing this photography exhibit, which was featured on a
story on NPR. 

You can find the story titled “Meeting Florida’s Seminoles Through Rediscovered Photos” here at NPR All Things Considered for April 7, 2013. 

Or you can go to the museum’s website here and click on

Exhibit description: In 1910 the American Museum of Natural History in New
York City provided funds for anthropologist Alanson Skinner to organize an
expedition to South Florida’s Seminole Indians. He and photographer Julian
Dimock spent two and a half weeks visiting Seminole camps, collecting items and
taking more than 100 photographs, all preserved on glass negatives that were
donated to the American Museum a decade after the expedition.

The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum has organized a
photographic exhibit printed from these glass negatives, complimented by the
1910 expedition artifacts from the American Museum of Natural History.
Reproduced in black and white, the images relate the adventures of the Dimock
and Skinner among the Seminole Indians and reveal fascinating aspects of
Seminole Indian life deep in the interior of south Florida at a time when few
whites ventured into the Everglades and the Big Cypress Swamp.

The exhibit entitled Camera-man: The Seminoles Through
the Lens of Julian Dimock will open December 7, 2012 to run through December 9,
2013. An opening reception is planned for Friday, December 7, from 2-4 p.m.
during which guest curator Dr. Jerald T. Milanich will speak. Milanich is
curator emeritus of the Florida Museum of Natural History and the author of
Hidden Seminoles: Julian Dimock’s Historic Florida Photographs, a book on the

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