Native American Culture in the Southwest
Thursday, July 30th 1:00 EST
"Julien has the innate ability to tell a story with just one photo. By sprinkling this incredible collection with just enough factual background for context, I felt led on a beautiful and respectful journey into the cultural heart of these Native communities." - Linda G
Ya’at eeh! Or shall we say, "welcome" in Dine, the language of the Navajo.
Spanning tens of thousands of square miles across portions of the West, Native American communities — including Navajo Nation and 19 Pueblos — are considered Sovereign Nations, and exist in a world of their own. While they’re primarily only accessible to members of their tribes, Julien was granted rare access to capture the beauty of their land, culture, and people due to her personal relationships within the Native communities. This is her story, told through the lens.
Join New York Adventure Club as we embark on an inspirational photographic journey to the unique and fascinating Native cultures in New Mexico, from Navajo Nation to the many pueblos throughout the state.
Led by NYC-based — and American West born-and-bred — photographer Julien McRoberts, our visual feast surrounding our Native neighbors will include:
- Pueblo ceremonial feast day dances
- Spanish/Moorish influenced Matachine dances
- Miss Navajo Nation — the most unusual “Beauty Pageant”
- Scenes of everyday life in the tribe, including a traditional Navajo family feast to a churro sheep herder
- Inside the studio of world renown artist, Roxanne Swentzell
- And much, much more
Afterward, we'll have a Q&A with Julien
A portion of the proceeds will go to provide masks for the Navajo Nation community at the Chinle and Tuba City Chapter Houses.
See you there, virtually!
Click here to register. New York Adventure Club
Thank you from Dalton Singer at Navajo Nation
“Good afternoon Julien, I got all the masks yesterday and all we can say is “ Thank You”. Your support along with all the people who donated their time and money to supply our community with masks is amazing. We started unpacking and sorting them out and packaging them into small kits along with hand sanitizer, gloves and some cleaning supplies. We really appreciate all the support we’ve been getting from around the country, the community members will love all the masks.”