Adam Sings In The Timber
Based In: Montana / Chicago, IL
Social Media: @singsinthetimber
About the Art
I am currently working on a broader project making a series of portraits of Native Women wearing traditional regalia in metropolitan settings, in order to illustrate that wherever a person goes, they’re on Native land. I am working to photograph Women who are descended from tribes that originally occupied the land each featured city was built on.
About the Artist
Adam Sings In The Timber is an enrolled member of the Crow Nation in Montana. Adam was born in Montana and grew up in the Midwest of the USA. He studied photojournalism at the University of Montana, Missoula. Currently based in Chicago, Illinois, his work captures the beauty and complexities of Native American culture without shying away from the realities of poverty, addiction and abuse. His photo-making process ethically portrays Indigenous communities through art and documentation. Sings In The Timber’s work, combining documentary photography and portraiture, will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the Field Museum in Chicago. Previous exhibitions include First Voice Art Gallery at the American Indian Center, Chicago; Paramount Theatre Gallery, Seattle; Montgomery Ward Gallery, University of Illinois-Chicago; Harold Washington Library, Chicago; Gallery OTR, Chicago; and King Street Station, Seattle, Washington. His photojournalism has been published in The Guardian, Indian Country Today, Indian Peoples Magazine, USA Today, ESPN, and the New York Times, among others. He has lectured widely on the importance of Indigenous people documenting their own culture at institutions including Bowling Green State University, Northwestern University, Brown University, and the University of Colorado Boulder.