What is the one thing you’d like to do if you had a chance to do it?
Maybe you’d bike across America? Maybe you’d trace your ancestry? Maybe you’d walk the Pacific coast? Maybe you’d write a movie script?
Albuquerque The Magazine staff photographer, Don James, stepped out on a limb in 2009 and filled in this blank.
Taking a year off, Don Packed his truck with his Nikon, flashes, batteries, and filled in the rest with clothes, food, a sleeping bag and necessities, and set off to photograph the Navajo nation in a way it had never before been photographed: through the eyes of a Navajo.
Don took 100,000 photos, traveled 10,000 miles on the reservation, and lived on $100 a week and the kindness of people. And then what? Well, he converted his life-changing experiencing into an insightful, captivating book.
Expect great food, great drinks, and an intriguing presentation by Don about the book and his very cool year.
If you can’t make it to the launch party, be sure to check out One Nation One Year at a local bookstore, or on Amazon.
Have you seen Don’s book? What did you think?