©Thomas Joshua Cooper, Remembering My Father’s Tribal Grandparents – The Little Blue, near Big Cabin Creek and the Neosho River, Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States, 2003, printed 2004. Courtesy the artist

Thomas Joshua Cooper writes about Remembering My Father’s Tribal Grandparents … , included in the show Thomas Joshua Cooper: The World’s Edge, which opens at LACMA September 22. “It’s one of the most personal pictures I have made,” he writes, calling it a “pilgrimage picture.”