Introducing Josué Rivas

Josué Rivas The Spirit of the Camp

Passage Arts is delighted to offer fine art photographs from award-winning photographer, storyteller, and self-described Indigenous Futurist, Josué Rivas.

Rivas (Mexica and Otomi) is an Indigenous Futurist, creative director, visual storyteller, and educator working at the intersection of art, journalism, and social justice. Rivas' work challenges mainstream narratives about Indigenous peoples, builds awareness about issues affecting Native communities across Turtle Island, and acts as a visual message to honor those in the shadows of our society.

Rivas is offering a limited selection of fine art prints from his breakout series of photographs created at Standing Rock, North Dakota. Rivas spent seven months living at Standing Rock, as a part of the community of Indigenous peoples and their allies from across the planet that gathered to protect Indigenous sovereignty and water rights against the encroachment of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Rivas describes this transformative moment in history, and in his own life, as an awakening.

Passage Arts is offering three of Rivas’ most iconic images exclusively on our website. Each photograph is printed in an edition of five, 48 inches by 32 inches, each signed and numbered by the artist. We will be sharing stories as well as images, so stay tuned to learn more about Rivas and his important work.

10% of the proceeds from the sale of this work will be used to support Indigenous communities and the careers of Indigenous visual storytellers selected by the artist.

Image: Josué Rivas, The Spirit of Camp (2016). Inkjet printing on Hahnemuhle William Turner Paper. 48"x32" © Josué Rivas 2016

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