One woman’s mission to photograph every Native American tribe in the United States
Matika Wilbur has traveled more than 250,000 miles to ensure stereotyped images are replaced with accurate ones to change history’s collective psyche
A search for Native Americans on the internet yields almost nothing but reductionist, 18th-century representations images, Wilbur explains. She hopes the pictures she is taking can someday replace the stereotyped, dated ones found in internet searches, and the ones we hold on to in our collective psyche.
“I’m ultimately doing this because our perception matters,” Wilbur says. “Our perception fuels racism. It fuels segregation. Our perception determines the way we treat each other.”
At the time of writing, there are exactly three million of these games on Steam. Forty thousand more were released in the time it took you to read that sentence, including:Dang It I’m Alone on the Moon Now; Oops the World Ended While I Was Walking in This Mystical Forest; Marc Ecko’s Lost in the Desert Again Can Somebody Help; and I Suppose I’m Happy to Eat Raw Fish Straight Out of the Sea For the First Week or So of This Survival Experience Until I Learn How to Craft a Fire.
They’re everywhere, and like most things in the world it’s all Minecraft’s fault. The all-conquering pig-harassment simulator certainly wasn’t the first game to introduce death by forgetting to eat some chicken every once in a while (that honor goes to Streets of Rage, which had entire roast birds hidden in the trash, discarded by the decadent and poultry-burdened population of pre-recession Manhattan), but it definitely popularized the notion of a game where you build a shed that you sit in until you die.
However, the core group surprised everyone and reunited at Hot 97’s Summer Jam concert last June. Since then, they’ve added a new member to the fold named Kidd Kidd. They released a mixtape in August titled The Beauty of Independence. And earlier this month they dropped The Beast Is G-Unit EP, which was gritty and hungry enough to conjure up memories of what made G-Unit indomitable back in 2003.
Considering we’re in the midst of a full blown G-Unit a comeback, it seemed like the perfect time to hit up Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo for a chat. I met the G-Unit rappers at the New York Yankee Steakhouse in Midtown. In between eating extravagant steak and seafood and fans interrupting our meal to get pictures, we had an incredible conversation that explored their journey to and from the highest echelons of hip-hop and the trials and tribulations that came with it. Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo were especially unguarded. They spoke with an openness that was cognizant of their former glory and their mortality. Here’s what they had to say.
Best known for his portraits of entertainers and celebrities, Mike Thompson has built a name for himself in the world of art. His paintings have been featured on television, in print and web campaigns. Mike began his career working as both Designer and Art Director in the fashion industry. After creating top selling designs for companies such as Timberland, Ecko and Nike, the artist left the corporate world to become a full-time illustrator.
Over the past decade, his artwork has been featured on magazines, videogame covers, movie posters and toy packaging. Some of the clients Mike has worked with include: Marvel, Hasbro, Warner Bros, Dimension Films, and Cartoon Network.
One of Corel’s featured “Painter Masters,” Mike has hosted several webinars for the company. His art and techniques have appeared in many International publications, as well as the books: “Digital Collage and Painting,” by Susan Ruddick Bloom, and “Secrets of Corel Painter Experts,” by Darryl Wise and Linda Hellfritsch.
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