Rapheal Begay is a visual storyteller based in the Navajo Nation. His work activates cultural landscape photography and oral storytelling traditions to document and celebrate the Diné way of life. His research and practice include curatorial collaboration and community organizing informed by visual sovereignty and land-based knowledge. 

In 2017, he received his BFA in Art Studio with a minor in Arts Management and a Certificate in Museum Studies from the University of New Mexico. In 2020, he was named one of 12 New Mexico Artists to Know by Southwest Contemporary and is the recipient of the 2021-2022 Goodman Aspiring Artist Fellowship. He is currently an MA Art History student at Arizona State University and a Research Associate at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.

Email: raphealb13@gmail.com

Image Credit: Evan Benally Atwood, November 2021, Window Rock, AZ

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