Contemporary Indigenous photographer Cara Romero continues to reach new heights. Following her award of the prestigious NDN Collection’s Radical Imagination Grant, the New Mexico Museum of Art will present an exhibition of Romero’s work this spring. And this winter, the artist has added the Museum of Modern Art to her long list of museum collections.
Last week the museum announced the acquisition of “Wakeah” (2016) from her First American Girl series. The work accompanies a large gift from the Helen Kornblum Collection. The collection—including avantgarde experimentation, photojournalism, social documentary, commercial studio photography, and advertising, among other practices—is filled with both rare and important works and lesser-known or under-represented examples spanning the history of the medium.