I just received formal confirmation, Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo), U.S. Congresswoman for New Mexico’s 1st District is going to be speaking at my book signing "Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective". This is the largest honor that has ever been bestowed upon my work and the series I have been working on with all my friends.
PLEASE SHARE, the public is welcome and for the anticipated crowd size we are going to move the talks out to the outside amphitheater venue.
This is her first visit to North Dakota and she is a hero to so many people. Look at what happens when friendship, trust and collaboration take hold! Remember regalias are cherished and welcomed. Let us have a huge crowd to honor her work in Congress.
“The work that Shane does for its artistic merit as well as for its collaborative nature is genuine and enthusiastic, on a human level. For the folks of many different Indian tribes, who sit for his portraits, and who often become his life-long friends, Shane builds real rapport. Beyond the making of art photographs, it is this rapport, and the importance of honest collaboration between people of different cultures, that is so important for our country and is at the center of the moving forward of our country. I’ll strive to emulate the rapport that Shane has achieved in his work, in the work I’m doing in Congress. Shane’s photographs are not only beautiful, but they convey the best example of good people working together to achieve something great.”
Debra Haaland (Laguna Pueblo)
Congresswoman – New Mexico’s 1st District
March 21st, 2019
Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio was founded on October 4th, 2012 by Shane Balkowitsch.