|Graphic Design Ben J. Shockley. Image © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2008.
“See you around,” there is no word for goodby in the Ute language. After five years, on staff at The Southern Ute Drum newspaper I take my leave in a good way. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe, as a community, showers me with kind words, words of encouragement, and a host of wonderful gifts – symbolic of this beautiful culture and it’s people! The tribe wraps me in a Pendleton blanket, I am honored, above all I am humbled… Today I set out on my own path as a freelance photographer, moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Rachel and I begin a new chapter in our life together. We set our sights on the adventures ahead. Tog’oiak’ ~ Thank you!
Very honored to be featured on the front page of Burn Magazine for My American West, an ongoing documentary project shot using the iPhone.
Please take a moment to visit the full essay as it is published on BURN! Many thanks to the magazine’s curator David Alan Harvey, and his hardworking team…Eva, Candy and Diego! And lastly the BURN photography community as a whole. Enjoy!
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