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Radio Gallery 11-25-2013: Ivy Vainio


Ivy Vainio's digital photographs of Anishinaabe and Lakota dancers are included in the 12 month calendar Naamijig: Honoring Our Traditions. She joins Radio Gallery to discuss the process and honor involved in capturing beauty in action.

By Maija Jenson and Lis Pedersen


11/27/13 Radio Gallery: Ivy Vainio

Ivy Vainio joins the studio to discuss how she began her work in digital photography, how she has used photography to capture cultural events, and the process of her work. Her photos are used for the 12 month calendar Naamijig: Honoring Our Traditions. Naamijig translates to, "The ones who dance." Each photo tells a story about what it means to dance at powows. Vainio discusses the process of meeting dancers, capturing their uniqueness and beauty in action, and the honor of getting the permission to capture the art of the dancers.

"It's beauty, it's spiritual, it's cultural, it's all that wrapped into one when people dance in pow wow" -Ivy Vainio

Calendar AICHO

"The one's who dance"

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Former Program Director, Maija Jenson teaches journalism in the Department of Communication at UMD and was a part of KUMD 2008-2019. She hosted a weekly arts program "Radio Gallery." She shares a lifetime of public radio listening, degrees in journalism and art and 20 years of public radio experience with KFAI, WHA, WSUM and KUMD.
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