A 2011 Pow Wow Retrospective Via The Incredible Portraits of Diego James Robles: Part I

A 2011 Pow Wow Retrospective Via The Incredible Portraits of Diego James Robles: Part I


As we were looking back on this incredible year in pictures out on the pow wow circuit, we were contacted by photographer Diego James Robles, who is currently living and working in the heart of the Navajo Nation. Diego is there completing a grant from the Alexia Foundation, which promotes the power of photojournalism to "give voice to social injustice, to respect history lest we forget it and to understand cultural difference as our strength—not our weakness. Diego's been doing just that, spreading light, both literal and figurative, on the beautiful history of the Navajo people in these stunning portraits.

This week's retrospective are portraits Diego took during the 41st Annual Dine College Pow Wow in Tsaile, Arizona, this past April 8.  A student planned and operated pow wow, the 41s Annual Dine College Pow Wow included 16 different dance categories with dancers from all over Navajo Nation and beyond.

We'll be showcasing a series of six different pow wows Diego attended and shot his beautiful portraits in the coming weeks.  Join us in celebrating the varied, vibrant, and incredibly vital culture that's made so gorgeously accessible in these stunning shots.  And please, if you've got pow wow photos from this past year that you'd like us to highlight, don't hesitate in sending us an email with your photos attached at editor@ictmn.com

To learn more about Diego, click here.

We'll see you next week for part two of this incredible series.

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