Male Traditional Dancer and Veteran
Male traditional dancer and veteran stand during Grand Entry at Lansing Michigan Pow Wow.
Photographer 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, Canada. Although not of Native American heritage herself, Brookes has been involved in Native American communities across the country. Her 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 dancer’s 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 photograph shows a traditional dancer and Veteran at the Grand Entry of the Lansing Michigan Pow Wow, standing with pride having served his country.