Monday, September 2, 2013

Shepard Fairey and company just painted a new mural in Indian Alley (on Winston between 4th and Main streets) in Downtown Los Angeles. 

"WE ARE STILL HERE" is based on a photograph by Aaron Huey (National Geographic photographer.) Huey's work and the story behind this piece is explained in a 2010 TED Talks:
Aaron Huey's effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people -- appalling, and largely ignored -- compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his haunting photos intertwine with a shocking history lesson in this bold, courageous talk. 

Aaron Huey: America's native prisoners of war


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