12 Sep Larry McNeil
Fellowship: Diversity And Dialogue (2007)
Cultural Affiliation: Northern Tlingit, Killer Whale House and Nisga’a
McNeil received a Bachelor of Arts at the Brooks Institute School of Photographic Art and Science in Santa Barbara, California, in 1978. He obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Photography at the University of New Mexico in 1999. He taught at the Institute of American Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from 1992 to 1996, and presently, he is an associate professor of photography at Boise State University’s art department. In 2006, he won the “All Roads” Photography Award from National Geographic, and in 2007, his lithograph First Light, Winter Solstice, was selected by the Arts in U.S. Embassies program for exhibition in Abuja, Nigeria. Also in 2004 and 2007, McNeil was an artist in residence at Crow’s Shadow Institute. He is very much a master photographer who also works in paint and prints to reinterpret, in a humorous and satirical way, lingering stereotypes of Native Americans.