"With Our Yesterday, We Dream of Our Tomorrow"

Photograph Jeremy Wade Shockley/SU DRUM

The theme was set for this year’s Tribal Fair & Powwow poster, the challenge was to find an image to express these words visually.

I chose the image of a young Northern Traditional Dancer to convey the idea that the future lies in our youth, while the yesterday is carried on through traditions.

In this case I sought out an image from our archive that had been previously published in the Southern Ute Drum Newspaper. This portrait had strong visual qualities while still addressing the guiding motto and theme of the Tribal Fair & Powwow.

“With Our Yesterday, We Dream of Our Tomorrow”

Do you find that ideas and concepts guide your photography, or is the story or theme a product of strong imagery created previously or even simultaneously?