AARON HUEY / 2011

Aaron Huey

Aaron Huey

Aaron Huey is a National Geographic photographer, Harper’s Magazine contributing editor, Stanford Knight Fellow, climber of rocks, wearer of gold shoes, father, husband and artist. He is well known for his 2002 solo walk across America, and he built an artist-in-residence program on the Pecos River near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since 2005, Huey has been visiting the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and photographing the staggering poverty there that is largely ignored in this country. He presented this arresting work in a moving TED talk in September 2010. His work was featured in National Geographic and recently gave rise to an activist art project that aims to amplify voices of Indigenous communities. The short documentary Honor the Treaties (Mountainfilm 2013) is a portrait of Huey’s work on Pine Ridge. 

2011 Festival Involvement:

Participating as a: Speaker, Special Guest, Artist