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Valerie C. Burton: Artists Statement:Celebration and Change
An Exhibiton at the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
These photographs, of Aboriginal ceremony and celebration, are an artistic interpretation of the festivals and ceremonies, whenever photography is possible, of many different Indigenous cultures and of their art and artifacts. Contemporary manifestations of Aboriginal ceremony and celebration, although rooted in tradition, are constantly evolving, due to modern political trends, widespread intercommunication between different groups and other influences. The pictures illustrate cultural similarities and diversities among Native groups in North America with colour, aesthetic appeal and visual impact. The images exemplify the beauty and variety of modern Aboriginal cultures.

​Celebration and Change

It's the Real Thing, Kini, Yucatan, Mexico 

In the collection of Vincente Fox, former President of Mexico and that of Tim Haas, former President of Coca Cola Latin America. First edition has been sold out, but there is a new digital version of 10 20x20" prints available 

Skidegate Totem Mask, Skidegate, Haida Gwaii B.C. Canada 

Women Penitents, Semana Santa Festival, Taxco Mexico

Feather Cape, Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival, Palmerston North NZ

Girlfriends, Burnt Church Ste. Anne's Day Festival NB Canada

Day of the Dead Altar at Frida Kalho's house, Mexico City DF

Julius as a Cowboy Dancer, Calgary Stampede Calgary AB Canada

Dressed in Sister's Parka KIngalik Jamboree Holman NWT Canada

Four Kids and a Quad, Kingalik Jamboree, Holman NWT Canada

James Kirk from Australia, Kapa Haka Festival Palmerston North NZ 

Haida Dancer, Haida Gwaii B.C. Canada

Tomb Tokens for the Day of the Dead Oaxaca Mexico