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From Allison Meier’s article for Hyperallergic:

White Eagle and Chesser met at a 2007 ceremony in Tennessee, each interested in this symbiotic relationship with nature. White Eagle’s writing tends to embrace more of an idealization of returning to the root fields and abandoned orchards from an American Indian culture that was moved aside by American settlers’ brutal Manifest Destiny, while Chesser’s photographs are less gentle, showing the hardships along with the beauty. His previous projects have often been sharply personal and emotional, such as I have something to tell you where he photographed his friends right after he told them his HIV-positive diagnosis, and Orange Blossoms, Fire Ants, and the Tyranny of Memory where he documented his harrowing returns to his conservative hometown in South Florida.

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