Gail Russell lives in Taos, New Mexico where she sells photographic work, Kangaroo Girls®’ pocket scarves & SallyGators® leg warmers.
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Adopt A Native Elder Program got its start in the 1980s during the turbulent years of the Hopi-Navajo land dispute, which ultimately resulted in 10,000 Navajos being relocated from their traditional homelands. During those times there were many Elders who faced severe hardships and deprivations. When Linda Myers became aware of this desperate situation it was food more than anything else that these people needed for their survival. Gail donates to their efforts and you can too HERE.
Gail Russell is a photographic artist and designer living in Taos, New Mexico. She has a studio gallery where she exhibits and sells her photographic work along with her popular line of The Kangaroo Girls® pocket scarves and SallyGators® leg warmers. In 2008, she was named a Taos Living Master for her photography; in 2013 she was honored as one of the Remarkable Women of Taos.
Gail studied at Albright Knox School of Fine Art, Pratt Institute, and The School of Visual Arts. In 1968, she received her first camera and has never put it down. In 1978 Gail moved to the Taos area and has exhibited her work widely and continuously since then. Her artistic foundation was informed, deepened and sustained over decades by the relationships that she has maintained with Native elders and their extended families. In 1987, with Lakota Grandmother Nellie Red Owl, Gail founded the Adopt-a-Grandparent Program, which for fifteen years brought support to elders and their families on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Gail Russell’s art embodies a positive, uplifting spirit. Her photographs reflect the beauty of nature, including spiritual awareness, Native American culture, holy shrines, spiritual architecture, botanicals, the human form, landscapes, cloudscapes, love, and sometimes Maya, her macaw.