An unprecedented insider account of the Nez Perce people from the famed chronicler of a lost America
One of the foremost documentary photographers working today, Hunter Barnes (born 1977) has an extraordinary ability to document aspects of culture and communities ignored by the mainstream and often misrepresented in the modern American narrative. This new clothbound edition is dedicated to his photographs of the Nez Perce tribe. Barnes spent four years with the Nimiipuu people, forming bonds of friendship and gaining trust before he began taking photographs. Shot in black and white, the photographs are beautiful and stark, his subjects unflinching in their gaze. “In these photos I have seen a world that continues to change. A traditional culture that has met a modern age. A century that has passed and a new world that rises.” The first photographer to be invited into the tribe’s inner circle since Edward S. Curtis, Barnes’ work is a vital document of a people.
Hardcover (Clth), 144 pages / 60 bw.
9.5 x 11.5 inches