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By Diego Huerta
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Native Nation
Native Nation

 In 2011 I photographed more than 31,000 people in Mexico and the United States to counteract the 31,000 deaths that were consequence of the drug war. My main goal was to create a positive impact on the society.

In order to do this I intervened with hundreds of portraits in the cities that were most affected by violence, to symbolize recovering public spaces that were lost because of conflict.

Street intervention

Thanks to 31K Portraits for Peace I discovered a new nation: Native Nation.

I'm looking to preserve the greatness of these cultures through my photography in the form of a book. It is time to recognize and give them the credit they deserve. It is time to understand where we come from.

With your help, I will be able to create a historic archive for other generations to come. In this book I will show the greatness of the native nation.

 When asked about Mexico most people can carry conversations about the country’s economy, immigrants, and tourist destinations such as Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Acapulco, and the Riviera Maya. But what most people don’t know is that deep within big cities like Mexico City, Puebla, Monterrey, and Guadalajara, there are numerous indigenous communities that were driven to the mountains from their nomadic plains by the Spanish 500 years ago.

Some of these towns are almost extinct, and you can only find information and statistics about the majority of these groups, but no real documentation. There isn’t a legacy to help them preserve and protect their customs.

I will visit their own towns, outlying valleys, mountains, deserts and jungles, documenting every detail of my long journey.

"Sometimes you need to cross mountains, and lakes, walk day and night. There are times that you spend all of your energy for one portrait. But at the end of the day, everything’s worth it."

 

 

Native Nation: The Book Details

If the Kickstarter campaign is successful, this project will be developed into a beautiful and historical book of photographs and personal anecdotes. It will preserve the story of the indigenous groups of Mexico.

If we surpass our goal, this will allow for us to bring the indigenous groups an itinerant show of their own villages. The book will be used as a historical reference of the legacy of the native Mexicans.

The book will be a hardcover, fine art photography book in a size of 10" x 8" and approximately 300 pages full color.

 

Selected Press:

Huffington Post

Remezcla

BuzzFeed

Instagram

The Power of Pride and Tradition Through the Eyes of Photographer Diego Huerta

News.Mic

Visual News

BBC - England

Digifoto - France

Konbini

El País - Spain

UPSOCL

Interna - Poland

 Wixarika maracame at San Andrés Coahmiata, Jalisco.

Risks and challenges

Travel around Mexico on my own is a real risk and challenge, first of all because you never know what kind of inconvenience you going to have in the next corner, in the next secondary road, but more than that a photography book would be at risk. As a result, the current reality is that I will need to pay for the book to be designed and published, so if we meet our pledge, things should go smoothly. There is always the possibility of delays, but we will do our best to keep things moving, and keep you updated.

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    OFFICIAL POSTER

    We will send you the official 18x24" Native Nation offset poster, your name on the first edition Native Nation book, and a signed thank-you card.

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    Receive one 16"x24" gallery quality print with limited edition of 100 from “Inside Oaxaca” photography series, a signed thank-you card, and your name on the first edition Native Nation book.

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    THE BOOK

    Receive a first edition, hardcover copy of Native Nation to be released in March 2017. With approximately 300 pages full color, this will be a book to treasure. Your copy will be personally signed by Diego Huerta, and your name will appear on the book, and receive a signed thank-you card.

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    The Book + 24”X36” Editioned Signed Print

    Receive a first edition, hardcover copy of Native Nation to be released in March 2017. With approximately 300 pages full color, this will be a book to treasure. Your copy will be personally signed by Diego Huerta, a gallery quality print with limited edition of 100 from “Inside Oaxaca” photography series, a signed thank - you card and your name on the first edition Native Nation book.

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    Book + 30"x40" Editioned Signed Print

    Receive a first edition, hardcover copy of Native Nation to be released in March 2017. With approximately 300 pages full color, this will be a book to treasure. Your copy will be personally signed by Diego Huerta, and your name will appear on the book, a gallery quality print with limited edition of 100 from “Native Nation” photography series and receive a signed thank-you card.

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    Book + 30"x44" Editioned Signed Print

    Receive a first edition, hardcover copy of Native Nation to be released in March 2017. With approximately 300 pages full color, this will be a book to treasure. Your copy will be personally signed by Diego Huerta, and your name will appear on the book, a gallery quality print with limited edition of 50 from “Native Nation” photography series and receive a signed thank-you card.

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