Gareth Smit | The Place Where the Clouds Are Formed

Country of Origin: South Africa
Project Location:
Arizona, US
Collaborator:
Ofelia Zepeda, Martin Zicari
Program:
Photography in Collaboration
Year:
2018

Gareth Smit seeks to combine photography, historical text, and poetry to investigate the borderlands of southwestern Arizona, the land of the Tohono O’odham, a Native American tribe. His project will document the impact of borders on spiritual territory, and the traumas of migrant deaths and disappearances on tribal land. He intends to develop a local presentation series that will travel to three towns in the Tohono O’odham Nation.