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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. (Filmed at TEDxDU.).
Aaron Huey, author of the highly eccentric guidebook to the limestone of Ten Sleep, Wyoming, is more than a climbing author and photographer. As a photojournalist, he’s shot everywhere from Yemen to the Democratic Republic of Georgia. Huey broke onto the big-time photography scene in 2002 when he walked more than 3,000 miles across America with his dog, Cosmo, and had a photo essay published.
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Aaron Huey is a freelance photographer, having worked in Haiti, Afghanistan, Yemen and many other places for The New Yorker, The National Geographic and the New York Times to name a few. Before his groundbreaking work on the Lakota and Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, his biggest project was his solo walk across the US which took him 154 days back in 2002.
Interesting coming upon this incredible photo essay by Aaron Huey on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation just after hearing that Leonard Peltier, who is in failing health, was denied parole yet again.I remember reading over a good decade ago how the FBI fully well realized that Peltier was not guilty of killing any FBI agent as convicted, but is being kept in prison simply because he knows who.
Aaron Huey has photographed a combined 20 feature stories for the National Geographic Magazines. He is currently a contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine, and a contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler. He is also a contributing editor at Harper’s magazine, and only the second photographer to appear on the 160 year old masthead.
TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: 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.