A Ronan high-schooler’s portrait of her younger sister in a jingle dress is heading to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
Katie Medicine Bull, a sophomore at Two Eagle River School, entered portraits in a nationwide open call for teenage photographers called “Reconnecting With,” between Getty Unshuttered and Amplifier, a nonprofit art and activism organization.
It needed to be a portrait, the 16-year-old said. The subject could be “reconnecting with your life after COVID, or with your culture,” she said. And it was “such a time crunch,” she said.
They only had about a month to take pictures. Medicine Bull wanted to emphasize the “culture aspect,” she said, and reconnecting.
“I just recently moved up here about a year and a half ago,” she said. “We came up here and we didn’t really know our Salish family’s culture or anything like that. So I really wanted to use this as an opportunity to get some culture out of it.”
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The deadline approaching, she took her younger sister, Lily Blossom, her own jingle dress from when she was younger, and found a scenic spot. She also shot