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Zig Jackson SFAI Guggenheim Fellow 2021




….and Pirkle Jones with his TA, Zig Rising Buffalo Jackson, 1994.


Congratulations to Zig Jackson/Rising Buffalo (MFA in Photography, 1994), one of 4 SFAI alumni recipients of 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship Awards (along with Dara Birnbaum, Michael Jang, and Enrique Chagoya). Zig’s work while a student included “Indian Man in San Francisco” and “Entering Zig’s Indian Reservation.” Zig was a TA for Pirkle Jones’s View Camera class. Zig writes that “it was an honor studying photography at SFAI, I have very fond memories of my faculty and peers from SFAI, everywhere I go I'm very proud to tell people I graduated out of the San Francisco Art Institute.”


In 2005 the Library of Congress announced that: “Zig Jackson became the first contemporary Native American photographer to be represented in the Library of Congress’ collections when he recently donated 12 large silver gelatin prints.” [2005? WTH had the LOC been doing all those decades?]


And Zig’s website: http://www.risingbuffaloarts.com/bio.html



With permission, SFAA is re-posting the emails Jeff Gunderson Librarian/Archivist Anne Bremer Memorial Library has been sending out since March 2020. Please enjoy this magnificent archive.