Tired of reading negative and disparaging remarks directed at
Indigenous people of Winnipeg in the press and social media, local
artist KC Adams creates a body of work that documents another
This photo series called “Perception,” is an attempt to combat the
stereotypes some of the public have of First Nation, Inuit and Metis
people to illustrate, you can’t judge a book by its cover.
In the first photo, the models were asked to think about racist remarks
they or their family have experienced such as the text written on the
title of their photo. In the second photo, they were asked to think
about a family member or a happy moment in their life and write their
own self-identifying title
"I always felt that there were so many Indigenous People in Winnipeg
who were leaders in their community and living normal or average lives.
However their stories never made it into the newspapers or on social
media. Then the scandal with Mayoral candidate Gord Steeve's wife
Lorrie Steeves broke in the media and I realized that racism is very
much alive in Winnipeg. I decided to ask models to pose for me and
offer them a chance to label themselves". — KC Adams #perception — in Winnipeg, Manitoba.