Imagine being invited to a different land to photograph the traditions and customs of an unfamiliar people. What would your images say about them? About you?
Tiffiney Yazzie, an art history and photography major at ASU, wondered the same.
From the Yucca Fruit-Strung-Out-in-a-Line Clan, Yazzie and her family invited several ASU photography undergraduate students to spend three months in the heart of the Diné Bikéyah, or Navajo Nation, in Chinle, Arizona. Led by Yazzie, who grew up in Chinle, the project was one of self-discovery and immersion into an unknown culture through photography that is both intimate and grand in its narrative of the Navajo people, their land, and their lifestyle.