Colors Dancing in the Sun
Photo of a man in a bright blue shirt and red feathers in his hair standing in front of a crowd of people. He has many various bags and objects hanging off of his clothes.
Brita Brookes' Native American imagery comes directly from first hand experiences participating in Pow Wows of the Three Fires Confederacy area of Michigan and Ontario. The Three Fires Confederacy consists of Indian Nations who reside in the United States around the Great Lakes and Canada. Although not of Native American heritage herself, she has actively been involved in Native American communities across the country. The photos in this series reflect the qualities of light, dance, movement, texture, emotion, and energy of the Native American culture. The level of detail which is seen in the pow wow dancers regalia represents years of traditional knowledge being passed from generation to generation in the creation of these intricate and beautiful clothing and sacred objects. This image represents a traditional male dancer in sandhill crane embroidered ribbon shirt and cuffs during a colorful grand entry during the Lansing, Michigan Pow Wow.