‘Sámi Dreams’

International photographer Randall Hyman traveled to northern Norway to photograph the indigenous Sámi people. After decades of oppression and forced assimilation, attitudes toward and treatment of the Sámi have begun improving in the past 25 years. The portraits in Hyman’s exhibition “Sámi Dreams” speak to this shift. In each image, a Sámi person is illuminated by natural light with accompanying audio discussing their own thoughts on their relationship to indigenous identity. Hyman wanted to push back against the cliché of the Sámi as “quaint people” or “just reindeer herders” as they’re often portrayed in mainstream media. He captures Silje Karine Muotka, a member of the Sámi Parliament of Norway, against an awe-inspiring backdrop of water and mountains. In her audio, she discusses climate change, indigenous rights and pollution. (10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Ends June 9. Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Av., Mpls. Norwayhouse.org or 612-871-2211.)