Full Regalia…

Photographs Jeremy Wade Shockley/SU DRUM

Regalia plays a large part in the arena as dancers work their way through the Powwow circuit. Men and women alike, young and old compete for points and money in Powwows across North America. The color, movement and energy in the Powwow arena is awesome, but the individuality of each person is often times reflected by their regalia.

I was fortunate enough to witness the Gathering Of Nations Powwow in Albuquerque, New Mexico while on assignment for the Southern Ute Drum Newspaper. Claiming the title of “Americas Largest Powwow” the Gathering of Nations is a sight to behold, bringing North America’s Tribes together in full regalia!

Selected photographs from Southern Ute Drum editorial coverage on Denver March and Gathering of Nations Powwow.

Photograph Jeremy Wade Shockley/SU DRUM

William R. Gray

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2009.

Will Gray: writer, photographer and teacher.

Will has led a life of adventure, with a distinguished career at the National Geographic and numerous books to his name.

We met in New Mexico late last year over lunch to talk journalism, and more recently I was under his instruction as a participant of a writing course at Fort Lewis College.

Will is generous in nature and a born educator! I was fortunate enough to have had an opportunity to put him behind the lens one evening as he imparted us with his knowledge of the written language.

Thanks Will!

Cheers, Jeremy

Voyages to Paradise, Will Gray followed in the foot steps of Captain Cook to create this historical nonfiction piece published by the National Geographic Society.