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(Hello in Navajo)
I was born and raised on the Navajo Reservation. I am born to the Tachii’nii (Red Running into the Water clan) and born for the Tl’aashchí’í (Red Bottom People clan). As an Indigenous photographer and a storyteller, I develop photographic narratives that illustrate the real stories of American Indians within the environments and communities that they live in. I capture the emotions, the beauty, and the modern reality of American Indians.
My fascination with photography comes from the catchphrase “capture the moment.” As a child living on a tribal reservation, I recall my parents having a
Yashica camera that I was intrigued by. I would pretend to take images of my friends even though there was no film loaded in the camera. I would look into the mirror of the camera, direct images and click. To me it was a game and a memory only I could capture, and it was something I enjoyed. I loved using my imagination. Now, my imagination takes flight and I am capturing them all on film.
“I love photography because I am able to not only capture the moment, but the soul and beauty of people.”