Today is Worth Remembering
6:30-7:30 p.m. Arizona time, via Zoom
Free and Open to All
James Jay will share how he uses photography to document the everyday as a way to appreciate the world around us. In this fast moving life, photography helps him to focus in on moments that might otherwise pass by him. He chooses to freeze these moments with a camera or even a cell phone. James hopes his talk will inspire others not to just document significant life milestones but also whatever catches the eye or sparks a memory, and to print and hang these as a way to honor our everyday world.
James Jay is from the Gila River Indian Community and currently resides in Chandler, Arizona. He has been photographing for 30 years and mostly uses film. He is a multimedia designer at the Gila River Broadcasting Corporation. Living in a digital age, and with a 19-year career as a graphic designer, Jay still embraces the use of film for his photography.
This talk is presented in conjunction with Arizona State Museum’s exhibit, Light Handlers: Indigenous Photographers in the Southwest, on display February 21 – July 20, 2024.