I collaborated with the writer Jess Holland on a nine-page piece for Huck Magazine’s 58th print issue. It focuses on a few members of the International Indigenous Youth Council at Standing Rock while delving into some of the broader issues at play in
the #noDAPL fight. Read the full piece and see more photos here
Along with an eight-page spread inside the magazine, my photo is on the cover of the Winter 2016 issue of The Miami Rail. Kai Bosworth, a friend and PhD geography student at the University of Minnesota, wrote the piece. Read it here on The Miami Rail website.
This post features a selection of images from the past month at Standing Rock. I’m in the process of writing a written reflection on this last trip, and have an upcoming piece coming out in Huck Magazine’s December issue, both of which I hope to share online soon. For now, enjoy the pictures!
October 27, A man holds a flag on the 134
bridge while just a short drive away, police raid the frontline camp.
Protectors on 134 managed to use controlled fires on the bridge as a
barricade that prevented more police from joining the raid.
October 27, A water protector rides his horse onto the 134 bridge during the action to hold off police.
November 12, Drummers sing an honor song
to thank those who helped build yurts during the opening ceremony of the
Sacred Stone yurt village.
November 11, One of the many yurts that
have been built at Standing Rock, which now has the highest
concentration of traditional Mongolian yurts outside of Mongolia.
October 27, Sacred Stone security watches construction progress across the river through a pair of high-power binoculars.
November 9, A water protector in a Daoist
bandana prays towards Dakota Access security stationed on Turtle
Island, a Sioux burial site where construction is currently underway.
November 11, A young girl waits to bring campfire-heated coffee to her mother.
November 11, Lauren Howland and her twin
brother Alex Howland, members of the International Indigenous Youth
Council (IIYC), prepare a bearskin that has been donated to the Youth
November 11, Five members of the IIYC sing a prayer song together in an army tent at their camp.
November 16, Bettina the goat eats from a
bag of hay. She, along with her baby Honey Bunny and her human
companions John and Allison, drove from their homestead in Berkeley, CA
to support the camps.
November 3, People walk the road from Sacred Stone to Rosebud Camp at sunset.
Yesterday I took pictures for a Twin Cities Daily Planet article on a new coworking space in North Minneapolis called New Rules. To quote the article,
“Like most coworking spaces, New Rules offers monthly memberships to creators, merchants, designers, engineers, artists – anyone with an interest in fostering community, creative collaboration and transforming their economic situation. But unlike other coworking spaces like COCO or Industrious in Uptown and Downtown Minneapolis, New Rules’ rates are more affordable. Northside residents even get a discount when renting the space for events.”
I took this set of portraits for a Twin Cities Daily Planet piece on youth who voted for Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American, Muslim woman to hold elected office at the state level.