Jeffrey M. Thomas

Jeffrey M. Thomas, Guest Curator
Photo: Jeffrey M. Thomas

Jeffrey M. Thomas is a noted photographic artist with seven solo exhibitions and more than twenty group exhibitions to his credit. To date, Mr. Thomas has also been curator of three photographic exhibitions: Aboriginal Portraits from The National Archives of Canada (Ottawa, 1997), Pride and Dignity (Ottawa, 1998) and the current Emergence from the Shadow at the CMC (Hull, 1999). His work and artistic vision were also the subject of the film Shooting Indians: A Journey with Jeffrey Thomas, which was presented at the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival.

Self-taught in the photographic arts, Mr. Thomas was born in Buffalo, New York in 1956 and is a member of the Onondaga tribe of Six Nations, Ontario. He is considered one of the most notable Aboriginal photographers of his time, and his work can be found in the collections of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the National Archives of Canada, the Canada Council Art Bank, Princeton University, the Southern Plains Indian Museum of Oklahoma and many other public and private collections throughout Canada and the United States.

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