Manifesto & Contact
I aspire to create through the inspirations that surround me – from thoughts to visuals. I capture visuals with cameras, thoughts with a pen & paper, and my life through the medium of art. I am an indigenous contemporary artist. I am David Bernie.
I am Ihanktonwan Dakota (Yankton Sioux) and I do not live in a tipi nor was my great-great-grandmother an indian princess. I do live and breathe native identity, the inherent desire to combat ignorance and misconceptions, and the preservation of culture.
I currently reside in Southern California.
You can reach me at, berniephotography [at] gmail.com