Storytelling Through Photography: Tailyr Irvine

Storytelling Through Photography: Tailyr Irvine

Tailyr Irvine is a Salish and Kootenai photographer from the Flathead Reservation in Montana. Her work focuses on amplifying the voices of indigenous communities and breaking down stereotypes about American Indians.


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Tailyr Irvine is a Salish and Kootenai photojournalist born and raised on the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana. In one of her first major projects, she photographed the protests against the construction of an oil pipeline on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in 2016 and 2017. Tailyr is a 2019 National Geographic Explorer and a We, Women Artist currently working on a project that explores the complexities of blood quantum and Native identity.

We invite educators to register in the free self-paced online course “Storytelling for Impact in Your Classroom: Photography”. This course is one in a series of five courses of the National Geographic Education program Storytelling for Impact. The course will provide educators with a deep understanding of the power of storytelling, the strength of photography as a visual tool with which to tell a story, and the value of photography as an instructional tool in their classroom.

"Storytelling for Impact in Your Classroom: Photography” was developed in partnership with Adobe, a champion for creativity and the power of storytelling.

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September 27, 2022

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