In '89 started photographing at powwows and dances while working on the book Turquoise Trail; the story of the ancient trade route between the
Pueblo people who traded turquoise for colorful feathers and copper bells.
Over the years I continued to visit powwows across North America and be
thrilled by the beat of the drums, the sound of the chanting, and the
spectacular regalia worn by the dancers. Dance is a basic element of
Indian culture. Powwow is a time when people get together and present the best of their culture for themselves and visitors. I'd meet friendly people and photograph in their homes. Occasionally I'd set up a portable studio and photograph the dancers in ideal light.
I'd like to publish this work with a Native American writer.