Inside Out Mi Gente/ Oyáte kiŋ Art Project

Inside Out or The Peoples Art Project was inspired by prolific photographer and TED prizewinner JR.

Myself and Peter Pabon of Spanish Harlem, captured portraits of our respective communities over several days of shooting. The photos were then enlarged onto huge posters and showcased in public installations on both the Pine Ridge Reservation (my hometown) and in Spanish Harlem in New York City as part of a cultural gallery exchange, transforming messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work.

Inside Out is a global participatory photo program inspired by JR’s wish to change the world by celebrating the individuality of people in different communities. Black-and-white portraits are used to tell the story and are then shared with the public through large prints of approximately 36 inches x 53 inches. Nearly 200,000 people from 112 countries and territories have participated in this groundbreaking event.

 
 
The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School gallery installation (180)

The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School gallery installation (180)

Red Cloud installation.

Red Cloud installation.

NYC installation.

NYC installation.

Oglala, SD installation.

Oglala, SD installation.

Gallery take down after over 7 months in The Heritage Center's gallery. 

Gallery take down after over 7 months in The Heritage Center's gallery.