Jeffrey Thomas

(American | Onondaga, born 1956)

Native American artist Jeffrey Thomas is a photographer and curator whose work explores indigenous history and cultural identity. He describes himself as an "urban-Iroquois", and further explains that "My study of Indian-ness seeks to create an image bank of my urban-Iroquois experience, as well as re-contextualize historical images of First Nations people for a contemporary audience." Born in Buffalo, he studied at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.