Faces from the Land.
Twenty Years of Powwow Tradition.
Photographs by Ben Marra and Linda Marra.
Harry N Abrams, New York, 2009. 176 pp., 155 full-color illustrations, 9x10½".
After the success of 'Powwow: Images Along the Red Road, 'this new book by the Marras presents more photographs and testimonies. 'Faces from the Land 'reveals the dancers, who, united by the ageless rhythms of the powwow drums, come from many tribes, different trades, and every corner of North America and celebrate customs both ancient and modern, bringing them together as a proud community to preserve tribal traditions. Since 1988, photographer Ben Marra and his wife, Linda, have crisscrossed the nation to document the majestic dance regalia worn at Native American powwows. Traveling to over 30 cities a year, Ben Marra invites participants into his makeshift studio to be photographed in full traditional dress, while Linda records the stories behind their outfits and dance. The resulting images are stunning, and capture not only the brilliant colors and incredible craftsmanship of the regalia, but the personal journeys that inspired them.
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