@tekpatl I’ve been on the road with @josue_foto helping him with his photo project called @standing_strong_project. It’s been a journey. In the span of 2 weeks we visited multiple communities and brought his project to a number of Indigenous Peoples, sharing the tools and safe space necessary to take their own image and tell their own story in whatever capacity or attire they felt comfortable in. For some, that was their traditional regalia. For others, it was denim or a t-shirt. This shift in narrative has been amazing to witness, as I have a love-hate relationship with the history of photography and its relationship to my peoples. Nonetheless, we are in a time of reclamation in which our stories are our own to tell, and we have the tools to do so. I am grateful to everyone who participated and shared a piece of themselves. Our future generations will thrive because of the traditions and legacies we leave them.
On one of the last days of our photo project, the homie @paulrww (whom I’ve been trying to hike with for a minute now) showed me around some spots in Oregon. We hit up multiple waterfalls and had a great time chasing the light. Here are 2 portraits he took of me, and one I took of him. Thank you all for reading and following along.