Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rebecca Villarreal presents Aaron Huey

Aaron Huey is a photojournalist who has worked for Harper and National Geographic, his work is driven some by politics and much by what he believes in. He's very passionate about people's rights and much of his work reflects this. One of the projects he worked on centered around Native American rights, he's helping to continue the fight of the Lakota Sioux Indians to regain land they lost back in 1890 at Wounded Knee and to show the world just how far reservation life has declined. His lecture on TED talk, was amazing to listen to and eye opening with information on how hard life for the Lakota Sioux has been. To say the least the photos from Pine Ridge are worth more than 1,000 words. They are ghostly images of suffrage.

The more I've looked at his work, the more I think he has an eye for Americana. For one project he walked all over the U.S. with his dog and took pictures of the places and people he saw along the way. All his images tell stories about America, when and if he ever finishes the project it will be a great portrait of what makes America...America.

His website is filled with tons of work and I encourage every one to take a look at it, I haven't even gotten through all of it.

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