A Photo Series

Par (auteur) KC Adams
Avant-propos de Katherena Vermette
Autre créateur principal Cathy Mattes
Catégories: Collections de photographies, Photographie, Arts
Éditeur: Portage & Main Press
Hardcover : 9781553797869, 120 pages, Mai 2019

Table des matières

7   Foreword Katherena Vermette
9   Preface KC Adams
15   The Perception Series: KC Adams, and the Value of Socially Engaged Art Cathy Mattes
23   Perception: A Photo Series

Social action art in book form, Perception: A Photo Series encourages readers to look, and then look again.

La description

Social action art in book form, Perception: A Photo Series encourages readers to look and then look again.
Artist KC Adams’ Perception Photo Series first appeared on billboards, in storefronts, in bus shelters, and projected on Winnipeg’s downtown buildings. The photographs confronted common stereotypes about First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people to reveal the contemporary truth. Gathered here in the book Perception: A Photo Series, Adams’ images will inspire viewers to act against prejudice of all kinds.
Perception is one title in The Debwe Series.


  • Nominated, SOLS First Nations Communities READ 2021
  • Short-listed, Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award / Prix Littéraire Carol-Shields De La Ville De Winnipeg 2020
  • Short-listed, McNally Robinson Book of the Year 2020
  • Short-listed, Eileen Mctavish Sykes Award for First Book 2020


KC Adams' Perception series challenges us to bridge thought and reality; emerging on the other side better having challenged ourselves to see Indigenous peoples for what they really are. We are grandparents, parents, children - and everything in between. As Adams shows through this incredible exhibition of faces and feelings, we are beautiful, whole, and complex peoples irreducible to stereotypes and slander.

- Romeo Saganash, MP for Quebec (2011-2019), lawyer

KC Adams's Perception series absolutely captured the most devastating perceptions from the colonial mind, and the accompanying lack of knowledge about the truth of Canada's historical relationship to Indigenous Peoples. Succinctly and beautifully, KC transformed that narrative in this series. It is a prolific piece which will always be a source of inspiration for truth and reconciliation. It is unforgettable. Kichi miigwetch KC Adams!

- Tina Keeper, award-winning actor/producer

Indeed, the potential lasting impact of this collection can’t be underestimated; this is socially engaged art at its best.

- Kirkus Reviews

Perception is an impressive inside look into a living legend’s photography practice (I say this in no uncertain terms) and, more importantly, as Adams intended, a reminder to look past the hurt in search of a love that can bring us all home.

- Lindsay Nixon, editor-at-large for Canadian Art, award-winning author of nîtisânak

Selected for the Outstanding 2020 International Books List

- The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)