Oceti Sakowin Camp, Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, North Dakota, Sacred Ground / Black Snake, November 2016.
The high profile DAPL protests are part of a larger story. “The Black Snake” focuses on the people involved in the state’s decision making, elders who’ve lived the history of Standing Rock and the next generation who will live and raise their families next to the river after the dust has settled.
Joey Janela; John Zandig, American Ultraviolence. The popularity of wrestling’s Death Matches, with its brutal and theatrical self mutilation for the crowd’s enjoyment, highlights society’s attraction to violence as entertainment. American Ultraviolence is a cultural document of the wrestlers and fans of this niche of violent entertainment.