The University of Arizona
Arizona State Museum
With an Eye on Culture: The Photography of Helga Teiwes
Introduction     Skip Navigation
Intro Beginnings   Archaeology   Reservation Life   Native Arts   Studio Work   San Xavier   Video

Requires Flash Player 6 or higher
Get Flash

No Thumbnails?
Use HTML View


Welcome to the visual world of Helga Teiwes. As staff photographer for the Arizona State Museum from 1964 to 1993, Helga documented Southwest American Indian culture and arts, archaeological excavations, and the Museum's collections.

Her fine technical skills coupled with a remarkable ability to build rapport with her subjects resulted in an invaluable treasure trove of photographs. These images have special resonance among the communities Helga photographed, communities where today residents are also picking up cameras to document their own cultures.

This exhibition presents examples of the work of Helga Teiwes spanning her career at the museum. Also included are selected photographs from her personal collection. All reflect Helga's keen "eye on culture."

Note: The thumbnail scroller used in this exhibition as well as the animation on this page require the Flash player. If you can't see any thumbnail images to the left Get Flash or View the HTML-only Version.

 

Credits

ASM Home   Photographic Collections   Exhibitions   More Online Exhibitions
Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona
Send comments to the Webmaster
© 2004–2014 Arizona Board of Regents