SixBySix presents: Lost in the Wilderness by Kalpesh Lathigra (@kalpeshlathigra

Exhibition currently showing @ropesandtwines until 30 April, 2024

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LOST IN THE WILDERNESS by Kalpesh Lathigra

As you drive across the midwest of America, one is in awe of the vast endless landscape. If the land could speak, it would be a poem of people who once roamed free but were broken by the greed of others. During the period of 1860 -1890, the Native American people were the victims of genocide. The US Government at the time broke treaty after treaty with the various tribes. Their land was forcibly taken in what became known as the Indian Wars. The First Nations, from the Navahos, Cheyenne, Apache, Cherokee and Sioux were forced on to reservations where the quality of arable land was poor and the once numerous herds of buffalo had been decimated.

Kalpesh’s work for a long time has focused on forgotten communities. Researching the issue, Kalpesh was inspired to visit Pine Ridge Reservation, the dictated home of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Nation. Over the years he made numerous visits to Pine Ridge and the Lakota welcomed him into their lives telling him stories of their past, present and their hopes for the future. These photographs are a poem through the land. Each one has a story to tell.

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Photo credit: Kalpesh Lathigra

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