REDress Photography Project Photo Essay

In 2010, Métis artist Jaime Black created an art exhibit that displayed over one hundred red dresses to represent missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

This symbolic use of red dresses inspired photographer Mufty Mathewson to start collecting photographs of red dresses in various locations. Since 2015, her REDress Photography Project has grown to a collection of 181 photos.

Today, red dresses continue to be used across Canada as a representation of the Indigenous women and girls lost to violent crime and as a call for action to prevent future violence.

Learn more about the REDress Photography Project through our photo essay that features photographs from the collection.

To start the photo essay, click on the photo below.

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