Author Topic: Deborah Anderson aka Chief Many Faces  (Read 1963 times)

Offline White Horse

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Deborah Anderson aka Chief Many Faces
« on: May 15, 2018, 02:38:30 pm »
I have a real problem with this woman's claim that some Native elders gave her the title of Chief!

Chief Many Faces, a name given to my dear friend Deborah Anderson, whilst with the Lakota Tribe women on the Pine Ridge reservation SD, is unveiling stills from her upcoming feature documentary she shot of this powerful Native American Nation. Showing at the Leica Gallery in Los Angeles on 17th May 6-9, the exhibit will run until June 25th. It’s time we heard the real history of the Indigenous peoples of America...

https://leicagalleryla.com/gallery-view/deborah-anderson-women-of-the-white-buffalo/

http://deborahanderson.com/

I call Bullshit!!!!
Living that life, some consider a Myth!

Offline Sparks

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Re: Deborah Anderson aka Chief Many Faces
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2018, 12:52:18 am »
I found the exhibition poster here: http://deborahanderson.com/oneofakindart/

It says there will be a "… feature documentary film about the native women that live on the Indian reservations of America". It must be possible to find more information about that film project.


Offline Sparks

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Re: Deborah Anderson aka Chief Many Faces
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2018, 01:12:42 am »
I found a news article about the opening of the exhibition. My bolding in quote.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND FASHION
Women of the White Buffalo

Estevan Ramos | Friday, May 25, 2018
Deborah Anderson, best known for her work as a photographic, film and music artist, was present at her recent opening of “Women of the White Buffalo," which is being shown in the Leica Gallery in West Hollywood.

It showcases the images of Anderson’s travels to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, home of the Oglala Lakota Nation and focuses on the women who are the backbone of the community and keepers of their ancient wisdom.

The photos include selections of traditional costumes of the tribe, beautiful scenery, landscapes and portraits of the proud women of the tribe. These photos are stills from Anderson’s upcoming feature documentary film about the native women who live on the reservations.

Anderson’s career in photography and art direction spans more than 15 years with works seen in Elle, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Vanity Fair and campaigns for Bebe, to name a few. She also photographed some of today's famous celebrities including Elton John, Sharon Stone, Pink, Cindy Crawford and George Clooney.

Opening night brought out an array of attendees in the photography, film, fashion, art and creative industries. Many were so inspired by the exhibit's theme that they too came dressed in Native American-themed fashions.

Offline Sparks

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Re: Deborah Anderson aka Chief Many Faces
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2018, 03:55:47 am »
I have a real problem with this woman's claim that some Native elders gave her the title of Chief!

Chief Many Faces, a name given to my dear friend Deborah Anderson, whilst with the Lakota Tribe women on the Pine Ridge reservation SD, is unveiling stills from her upcoming feature documentary she shot of this powerful Native American Nation. Showing at the Leica Gallery in Los Angeles on 17th May 6-9, the exhibit will run until June 25th. It’s time we heard the real history of the Indigenous peoples of America...

https://leicagalleryla.com/gallery-view/deborah-anderson-women-of-the-white-buffalo/

http://deborahanderson.com/

The quote-in-quote, which I have italicized, is not from any of the two links you refer to. And nowhere can I find that Ms. Anderson herself claims that title, and especially, nowhere can I find that anyone claims that any Elders gave her such a title.

The originator of the quote seems to be artist Julian Lennon, who wrote on his Facebook page two weeks ago:

Julian Lennon
May 15 at 12:02pm ·
If You have time, please stop by...
Chief Many Faces, a name given to my dear friend Deborah Anderson, whilst with the Lakota Tribe women on the Pine Ridge reservation SD, is unveiling stills from her upcoming feature documentary she shot of this powerful Native American Nation. Showing at the Leica Gallery in Los Angeles on 17th May 6-9, the exhibit will run until June 25th. It’s time we heard the real history of the Indigenous peoples of America....
https://leicagalleryla.com/gallery-view/deborah-anderson-women-of-the-white-buffalo/

The title may have been a joke or something when she photographed at the reservation, and unfortunately Mr. Lennon referred to it in his widely read post. Seems to me you should direct your ire at Mr. Lennon and not Ms. Anderson?

Offline Sparks

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Re: Deborah Anderson aka Chief Many Faces
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2020, 04:47:01 pm »
I found the exhibition poster here: http://deborahanderson.com/oneofakindart/

It says there will be a "… feature documentary film about the native women that live on the Indian reservations of America". It must be possible to find more information about that film project.

Deborah Anderson's feature documentary film is the topic of a new thread started today:

http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=5464.0
(Looks like a wonderful film [— Women of the White Buffalo — Deborah Anderson])