ALL MY RELATIONS : MITAKUYE OYASIN
Super Limited Edition of 50
A BOOK BY AARON HUEY
“This is not a thought-experiment. Aaron Huey has put in the requisite time, and spent years among the Oglala Lakota in South Dakota. Bottom Line: A brilliant book that honors a culture, and exposes our national disgrace ”-Jonathan Blaustein (aphotoeditor.com)
“Huey is a warrior with a camera who has something to say, says it well, and doesn’t give a shit if you don’t like it. He cares deeply.” -Tom (from the interwebs)
In All My Relations (Mitakuye Oyasin), photographer Aaron Huey portrays both the broken social landscape and the ceremonial warrior culture of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. This body of work goes far beyond the obvious, and overdocumented, poverty and into the world of the tribe’s visions and dreams. It is a witness to both the dark and the light, and is intentionally presented as more of a prayer or poem than documentary. The book begins and ends with a traditional Lakota prayer, suggesting that the intervening images may be analogous to a transformative ceremonial experience.
Aaron Huey (b. 1975) is a contemporary photographer based in Seattle, WA. He is known for a wide range of photographic projects including his 2002 solo walk across America, his 2010 image based TED talk (on Native American Treaty rights), his collaborations with street artist Shepard Fairey, and his feature work for National Geographic magazine. The sold out first edition of Mitakuye Oyasin won the Best Photography Book Award at the 2014 Independent Publisher Awards.