Mark Lewis is a tribal member of both the Gila River and Sac & Fox Nations. Already a professional photographer with over 15 years of experience, he recently transitioned to filmmaking with the documentary LEGACY which has played festivals including Taos, Phoenix, and NMWIF. The film was recently distributed by PBS and Vision Maker Media. Originally from Arizona, he resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he is presently majoring in Cinematic Arts & Technology at the Institute of American Indian Arts [IAIA]. As a filmmaker, Mark is developing several unscripted projects for Native Hope. As a Native Hope Film Fellow, Mark’s project for incubation consists of an episodic series that highlights Waylon Pahona’s work with HANs. The series will be created in conjunction with Native Hope Media and Waylon’s initiative.


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