The Southern Ute Drum.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2008. All Rights Reserved.

Good timing, a strong portfolio and an ongoing personal interest in photographing Native American Culture landed me a position with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, as a full time photographer for their newspaper and archive in Ignacio, Colorado.

The Southern Ute Drum is published as Ignacio’s only newspaper, covering Tribal affairs and local events. The archive is a product of journalism and provides a historical record belonging to Ute culture and the Southern Ute Tribe.

The “Drum” is published every two weeks, followed immediately by an online posting. I have added a link on the right sidebar, as well as links to a few pages of my work from our last two issues below.

I look forward to the opportunities, challenges and relationships that will come with this position as I explore Ute culture “through the lens”. Perhaps most valuable will be the experiences that I will have as a photojournalist within just a few miles of my own doorstep!

Please take a few minutes to view these tear sheets HERE

View the Southern Ute Drum Website HERE.

Keep checking in! Cheers, Jeremy

2 thoughts on “The Southern Ute Drum.

  1. This is really great Jeremy! I’m excited for you.To be a working photographer these days is no small accomplishment… and to be shooting something you’re totally interested in already? Damn right! Congrats.I’ll be checking in periodically.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s