Wyoming, USA 2020

“There is wide recognition now that Christopher Columbus did not discover America in 1492 and the events in Minneapolis have accelerated the debate on the possibility of institutionalised racism in the teaching of American history. This is not a discussion we want to fully engage in – as we are ill equipped to add value, but I do want to celebrate some of the tribal elders I have had the fortune to encounter in the last month. Their pride, manners, grace and humility have been humbling. We have made new friends in the North.⁣⁣

For this project we worked with Chief John Spotted Tail, the great-great-grandson of the fabled Lakota chief Spotted Tail. We spent two days with him in Northern Wyoming and he was so excited to wear the headpiece that only the most senior Native American chiefs like him can wear. His attire was emphatically his decision not ours. Their heritage is integral to their souls.⁣⁣” -David Yarrow

David Yarrow is dedicated to capturing nature in its most raw and fragile forms, bending time by immersing the viewer directly into the moment that he has photographed. With CHIEF, there is a bit of an exception, as the omnipotence and majesty of the landscape are equally mirrored in both Chief John Spotted Tail and his horse. CHIEF lends itself to Humanity through its integration of humanity and nature, recollecting the symbiotic relationship that we have with our planet. Without one’s prosperity, the other simply cannot exist.


LARGE: Edition of 12
  • Image Size: 56” x 81” in (142.24 cm x 205.74 cm)
  • Framed Image: 71” x 96” in (180.34 cm x 243.84 cm)
STANDARD: Edition of 12
  • Image Size: 37” x 54” in (93.98 cm x 137.16 cm)
  • Framed Image: 52” x 69” in (132.08 cm x 175.26 cm)

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