“[Indigenous] imagery and land is constantly used and profited off of in almost every facet from their ancestral patterns, weavings, resource extraction that is killing them and more.”
Since I’ve started shooting nature, the history of photography being used as a tool of colonization and land ownership has been on my mind. The land that I’m photographing has been (and is still) violently claimed by white people and stolen from Indigenous tribes. Photographing these spaces with such a terrorizing history as a non-Indigenous person led me to question how and if a white person could ethically photograph land.
After research, paying for education and opinions, attending webinars, and holding discussions with anyone who would participate, the overall consensus of ethical photography was financial reparations and acknowledgement.
30% of every landscape print purchased will be donated to the Indigenous tribe that resides on or near the land where that specific photo was taken.