Shinnecock Portraits Project


Shinnecock Photo Project attempts to reinforce our connection to the land and aims to present ourselves in a web-based portraiture platform. This project is led by enrolled Shinnecock Indian Nation tribal member photographer Jeremy Dennis.

The Shinnecock Portrait Project is made possible with Special thanks to MDOC Storyteller’s Institute hosted at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, in June 2018.


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Contemporary Shinnecock Portraits & Interviews


James Keith Phillips This is an interview with my Godfather Keith Phillips. We talk about his life, the reservation and future projects. Please enjoy! Keith: I’m James Keith Phillips. I’m a 63 year old Native American male. Lived here (Shinnecock) most of my life. Traveled a little bit around the world. Naval Intelligence, private security, social worker, an LCSW with an R and an MFA. Jeremy: Okay, that’s how you know yourself, but how would your friends describe

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The Shinnecock Portrait Project follows the footsteps of tribal members who have been the subject of portrait photographs or have been photographers themselves.

These portraits instill a sense of ancestral pride and an example of the urgency and purpose in preserving our image for future generations. Our image, stories, and resilience are part of our legacy and memory.