Zig Jackson

Zig Jackson

Educator and Artist and Photographer at Savannah College of Art and Design

Location:
201 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, Georgia, United States
HQ Phone:
(912) 525-5000

General Information

Experience

Photography Teacher  - San Francisco State University

Education

B.S.  - education , Northeastern Oklahoma State University

M.F.A.  - photography , San Francisco Art Institute

Affiliations

Enrolled Member  - Arikara

Enrolled Member  - Three Affiliated Tribes-Mandan

Enrolled Member  - Hidatsa

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Zig Jackson
Professor of Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

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Zig Jackson
Zig Jackson is the first Native American photographer represemnted at the library of congress. He was raised Fort Berthold Indian reservation in North Dakota. Art was a major part of his childhood. He studied in San Fransisco, while there he recieved his master's degree in photography. People have said his pictures have made them laugh and cry. Usually his pictures come from his big heart and poignant sense of family history. Jackson teaches documentary photography at Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2005/05-098.html Zig Jackson

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Zig Jackson
Zig Jackson Zig Jackson is an artist and photographer teaching at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. An enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes-Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara, Jackson grew up on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Focusing on his culture and the changing way of life of both urban and reservation Indians, along with the attendant socio-political issues, Jackson uses his work to educate non-natives on the reality of contemporary Indian existence. Jackson holds a B.S. in education from Northeastern Oklahoma State University and an M.F.A. in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has taught photography at the Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe), San Francisco State University, the University of California at Davis, and the Savannah College of Art and Design. His work has been shown extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad and is represented in the collections of several public and private institutions, including the National Library of Congress, the Jonson Gallery (University of New Mexico), the Institute of American Indian Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), the Joslyn Art Museum (Nebraska), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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