The Standing Rock Portraits
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The Standing Rock Sioux of Fort Yates in the west of North Dakota have been frequently in the news recently because of the demonstrations against the oil pipeline that crosses their land. Over 100 years ago Frank Bennett Fiske (1883-1952) photographed members of the Standing Rock people in his studio in his birth place Fort Yates. The men and women he portrayed were his friends and neighbours: Native Americans living in the reservation. With a big studio camera he made photos that have a tremendous depth on glass negatives that have seldom been shown to the public.
Now for the first time these photos are published in a book. Photographer and graphic designer Murray Lemley, also from North Dakota, made a selection of the images for this world premiere of Fiske's work.
"These pictures show a historical and artistic vision of proud people in a difficult transitional period. The glass negatives of Frank Fiske are a sumptuous source of information and understanding" - Rod Slemmons. American photography expert.
Murray Lemley is a North Dakota Native. Photographer, graphic designer and expert of the work of Fiske.
Photographer: Frank Bennett Fiske
Size: 24 x 34 cm
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