A VERNACULAR RESPONSE
As a photographic series, AVR is the ongoing documentation of the Navajo Nation; thereby, presenting and representing culture, community, and creation in various forms. Through preexisting aesthetic relationships found within/of the reservation, the series offers an exploration and expression of identity, place, and time.
As a form of contemporary Navajo storytelling, the series acts as a (re)collection of intimate moments tied to my own understanding and ever-developing relationship to my surroundings. In addition, it is also the preservation of the Navajo people and the serendipitous nature found within the everyday; art as experience. In line with self-determination and visual sovereignty, AVR contributes to the ongoing development of a visual Diné past, present, and future.