White, Amiran. Chinook Indian Nation chairman Tony Johnson teaches a song to his daughter, Maybelle, as they warm up the longhouse that they built in co-operation with the National Parks Service on the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge. 2022 Individual Artist Fellow, Oregon Arts Commission.
Originally published February, 2022
Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Amiran White began her photojournalism career in North America freelancing for The Associated Press in Portland. From there she spent 10-years working as a staff photographer on various daily newspapers in Oregon, Pennsylvania and New Mexico before becoming an independent photographer. Amiran has won a variety of awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Press, World Press, National Press Photographers’ Association, Editor & Publisher and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She’s also earned the Community Awareness Award from the 60th Photographer of the Year International and the 2003 Golden Light Award for her documentary work. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Oregon Humanities Magazine, The Oregonian, Le Monde, Visual Anthropology Magazine, PBS Nova and with Zuma Press.
Courtesy of the Oregon Arts Commission.
Artist Credit: Amiran White, Tony Johnson