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AV: Nedahness Rose Greene, Photographer

In my point of view,  what I see out there is different. Some people will go and just post the signs, but there's no meaning to the picture...Where I am, I always try to go to the back, the back of the crowd... because that's where you find your most interesting shot..the people on the back are just as important than the people in the front. I like to tell the entire story. - Nedahness Rose Greene



 In just four years Nedahness Rose Greene’s ability to capture the essence of a moment has changed her life.  Currently exhibiting in four galleries, Nedahness has shared the stage with Snoop Dog and her work has been featured in the Washington Post.  With clients including Heart Berry, the Northern Sparks nighttime arts festival, and the United States Hip Hop Coalition, her momentum continues to build.  Nedahness’s current exhibit in the Miikanan gallery at the Watermark Art Center is called Mashkawiziiwag “They are Strong.” It’s a collection of powerfully intimate images captured at gatherings including  Black Lives Matter marches, George Floyd protests, and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women awareness events. In this Area Voices segment, learn about her journey as an artist and why representation in media matters to her. 


As a person of color... in the magazines and everything...it was never us.  And if you did see an indigenous person, it wasn't us. It was just meant to look like an indigenous person. And so that's one of my goals...to try to get our people more seen - on front covers, out in the media, on posters, on fliers. So these little girls and little kids can look up to them. -Nedahness Rose Greene


The Watermark Art Center is open to the public Wednesdays thru Saturdays from 10am-5pm.  View the virtual exhibit here. 

*All proceeds from the sale of the image Solace will be donated to family friends recovering from a motorcycle accident.  

Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. Since 2016, she's produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota. She's our local host of NPR's All Things Considered and CBC's As It Happens every weekday from 4-7pm.