Cara Romero is a Chemehuevi photographer whose work reflects her diverse training in film, digital, fine art, journalism, editorial portraiture and commercial photography. Currently Cara is creating monumental fine art works that are representative of her editorial and photo documentary background. Her work is a response to current events and issues in Indian Country from environmental impact on indigenous communities to cultural appropriation to the portrayal of indigenous women in popular culture. She is a dedicated photographer, cultural activist, wife and mother.Here is the conversation with Cara Romero:
Born in Inglewood, CA in 1977, Cara was raised on the Chemehuevi Valley Indian reservation along the California shoreline of Havasu Lake in the heart of the Mojave Desert.
Cara shows at both the Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Indian Art Market. She has won several awards including ribbons at both major markets and the “Visions for the Future “ award from the Native American Rights Fund. Her work is featured year round at the Robert Nichol's Gallery of Santa Fe.
Cara lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is married to Cochiti potter Diego Romero.
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