The Museum at Warm Springs is hosting An Eye for the Rez: Edward Heath Photography. Here is Mr. Heath’s artist’s statement for the exhibit:
My name is Edward Heath, known around Warm Springs by the nickname ‘Hot Dog.’ I am of Warm Springs – Wasco – Yakama – Paiute and Klamath descent. I was born in Madras and raised in the Simnasho area by my uncle Chief Delvis Heath. I spent a lot of my early years helping train race horses and working on the family ranch, moving cattle between the Mutton Mountains and Deschutes River areas.
I have been doing photography for the past year and a half, and really enjoy it as a hobby. Most people have gained interest in my photos by way of social media. I grew up watching my mom take photos at rodeos through the West. Some would say she has been very inspirational leading up to where I am today.
I do not specialize in any form of photography, mainly capturing things I find interesting along roadsides and trails. I like to capture things that have non-obvious beauty, or things others take for granted.
The Museum at Warm Springs is featuring Mr. Heath’s photography in the Changing Exhibits Gallery.