Our current February printed issue features an insightful and inspiring look at the work of photographer Aaron Huey, including discussion of his ongoing project documenting the life of the Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Over the last seven years, Huey had been compiling images from the reservation, a place of intense poverty, violence, and suffering. In attempt to raise awareness about the Pine Ridge Reservation, Huey collaborated with artists Shepard Fairey and Ernesto Yereno, creating a poster campaign based on his photos. A large wall on Melrose in Los Angeles was also eventually plastered with the images from the collaboration. A simple message used for this wall was, “ The Black Hills are not for sale.” Check out this video for a more in-depth look at Huey’s project.
Check out more his work at his website.