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Keeping the Faith
Photograph by Maggie Steber

His drum piercing the wintry silence of Green Grass, South Dakota, Chief Arvol Looking Horse prays over the land of his Lakota people. At the age of 12 he acquired the title of 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, a position that brings with it the duty of spiritual adviser. In addition to conducting rites for his fellow Lakota, Looking Horse travels the world to take part in prayer services for world peace. In March Chief Looking Horse joined other spiritual leaders on a prayer mission to Iraq.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica R6 or R7
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 35mm f/2 Summicron
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Partly cloudy; cold and breezy
Time of Day: 3 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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