A PROTEST FOR LARRY CASUSE

Protestors for the shooting death of Navajo activist, Larry Casuse. Navajo tribal mambers wiith signs, Gallup, NM. March 1973

In early 1973 I photographed a march protesting the shooting death of a young Navajo activist, Larry Casuse. Casuse had abducted the Galllup, New Mexico mayor to protest his liquor sales to Navajos. On March 1, 1973, Larry Casuse, a nineteen year old Navajo student at the University of New Mexico, along with another young […]

PARIS AND THE MISSING AUTHOR

Stilt dancer performing at Shakespeare & Co. Paris France.

I was living in Paris when the Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore announced a visit by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the legendary beat generation publisher and owner of San Francisco’s City Lights Books.

PARIS PRINTERS

Black and white photo printer Stéphane Cormier

I’m passionate about photography but less enthusiastic about post-production, either analog or digital. I have printed photographs, a lot actually. In my early days, between assignments, I made part of my income printing for magazines and other photographers. I also worked in the lab at Fawcett Magazines in New York. But making a living always […]

HOPI-NAVAJO LAND DISPUTE

Hopi Indian Cowboy, Willie Coin. Hopi /Navajo Joint Use Area, Arizona

In early 1975, a mutual acquaintance sent anthropologist, Harry King, to me for some advice. Harry had a grant to study the Hopi/Navajo Indian joint use land dispute. The Weatherhead Foundation, who had given him the grant, wanted Harry to take pictures. Harry asked me what kind of camera he should get. This was too […]