Photographer Aaron Huey has showcased his work at Mountainfilm in Telluride several times. Most recently, in 2011, he spoke about his long-time project on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. This work garnered him the attention of the programmers at TED who featured his talk on their website.
Huey’s photos of the hard life on the reservation are now featured in National Geographic with an extraordinary layout. There is also a new short film (below) about this work, where he states that he realized he had to stop being an observer and “take sides.”