Recent Work: Standing In Standing Rock :Chowline Portraits
The camp was growing. Rapidly. It was in the thousands now. People from all over were here. Red, brown, yellow, black white. Old and young, men and women and they all just kept coming. And yet across all this diversity was a sense of unity. A unity of purpose, a unity of spirit. Everyone seemed touched by it in some way. And it seemed to keep the camp going.
I was waiting in the chow line for dinner when it occurred to me that this, the chow line ,was where that diversity and unity converged visually. And so I began to photograph their portraits.
I didn't ask their name or where they were from. I asked only if they would let me photograph them. If they said yes I asked them to think silently for a moment what it meant to them personally to be here in this camp now. While they contemplated the question I took their photograph