All My Relations (Mitakuye Oyasin)

Client: Outsider Books
Art Direction, production
In All My Relations (Mitakuye Oyasin), photographer Aaron Huey (Outsider Books) portrays both the broken social landscape and the ceremonial warrior culture of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. This body of work goes far beyond the obvious, and overdocumented, poverty and into the world of the tribe’s visions and dreams. It is a witness to both the dark and the light, and is intentionally presented as more of a prayer or poem than documentary. The book begins and ends with a traditional Lakota prayer, suggesting that the intervening images may be analogous to a transformative ceremonial experience. We helped layout a transformative piece of story telling in abstract and complex print design.