Through the Lens: Native American Tribes of the Southwest
Spanning tens of thousands of square miles across portions of the West, Native American communities — including Navajo Nation and 19 Pueblos — are considered Sovereign Nations, and exist in a world of their own. While they’re primarily only accessible to members of their tribes, photographer Julien McRoberts was granted rare access to capture the beauty of their land, culture, and people due to her personal relationships within the Native communities. This is her story, told through the lens.
Join New York Adventure Club as we embark on an inspirational photographic journey to the unique and fascinating Native cultures in New Mexico, from Navajo Nation to the many pueblos throughout the state.
Led by NYC-based — and American West born-and-bred — photographer Julien McRoberts, our visual feast surrounding our Native neighbors will include:
- Pueblo ceremonial feast day dances featuring traditional multi-colored outfits
- Spanish/Moorish influenced Matachine dances
- Miss Navajo Nation — the most unusual “Beauty Pageant”
- Scenes of everyday life in the tribe, including a traditional Navajo family feast to a churro sheep herder
- Inside the studio of world renown artist, Roxanne Swentzell
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Julien — any and all questions about the Native American Tribes of the Southwest are welcomed and encouraged!
A portion of the proceeds will go to provide masks for the Navajo Nation community at the Chinle and Tuba City Chapter Houses.
See you there, virtually! $10.
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Julien McRoberts is a lifestyle brand and editorial photographer/producer based in New York City. Her unique ability to capture intimate cultural moments, places, and people has garnered her a wide variety of clients, including National Geographic Traveler, Calvin Klein Home, USA Today Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Variety, Marie Claire UK, and more.
Much of Julien’s work conveys a sense of the stolen glance, from the bustle of the streets of New York City to ancient Native American rituals. Born in the American West, this world is hardly foreign to Julien. “I have the West in my blood but feel equally as home in a fast-paced city environment,” she says. Her website is www.julienmcroberts.com.
“Julien is a very good speaker and was able to hold my interest. Her presentation of photos were wonderful.” -Marilyn
“Everything. The quality of her photography, her demeanor, the presentation, all of it.” -Gigi
“Presenter was FABULOUS, as were her photos. PLEASE see if she will do ALL of the other talks!!” -Deborah “Fun. Interactive. Gorgeous photos. Inspiring.” -Kelly
“Magnificent photography. Very well presented” -Amy
“Speaker was really interesting and her photos were great” -Carol