Pow Wows are held all over the United States thoughout the year. In this case, George Mason University hosted this Veterans Celebration. I've been to a number of pow wow events across the country, but this one was interesting in many ways. The one that stood out most for me was that because the school host students from around the world, many nationalities were present.
The man in this picture is Phil Little Thunder, who was the head dancer at this event. He a Lakota Sioux from the Rose Bud Reservation of South Dakota. Between the dances and ceremonies, I was fortunate and honored to be able to speak with him and to learn more about him and his people.
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AROBN54 (11473) 2007-02-21 0:31
Oh man, Ned. This is superb. He has such a strong and proud face. Classic features. The lighting is perfect and you got great color and detail. Wow. That is awesome. .. Best wishes
vagabondtravels (6507) 2007-02-21 1:22
Nice capute of this Proud American. Good color and very sharp.
Nice dof. Focus on the eyes. Well done.
scobert (5355) 2007-03-23 15:37
Thanks for your comments about my wood duck photo. This little guy only got three critiques before you added another one. I like your photo gallery and I am glad that you are branching out into doing events. I have a lot of experience in this area (I do it professionally sometimes). This is an underrated photo of yours and I like it very much. I like the way he is looking away from the camera. The backgound isn't the best but we don't have any control doing these types of photo shoots. Nice expression. Please contact me for my "two cents worth" if you want my opinions about events.
Spyder (839) 2014-09-11 7:59
A lot of visits, but not many comments……sad!
A lovely portrait, thanks for sharing.
I have some friends, here in France, who are very strong supporters of these people……may I pass on this photo to them?
- Copyright: Ned Messerschmidt (nmess) (2301)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-11-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Ceremony, Event
- Camera: Nikon D2Xs, Nikkor 24-85 MM f/2.8-4D IF AF Zoom, RAW @ ISO 400, UV
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Let's Pow Wow [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-20 23:26
- Favorites: 1 [view]