Photographer John Willis’ project “Views from the Reservation” focuses on life at the Pine Ridge Reservation, home of the Oglala Sioux people. His photos, mostly in black-and-white, are meant to repair damaging stereotypes of Native American lifestyles which are made by outsiders who do not fully understand or appreciate the culture they capture. This project was highlighted by Open Society Foundations’ Amy Yenkin at the Media Impact Forum Documentary Photography panel, where she used it as an example of work that had given agency to the artist and subjects. To see more photos from the project, as well as Willis’ other work, visit his website.
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