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Community Spirits
Photograph by Penny De Los Santos

After leaving the sweat lodge, participants smoke a pipe—filled with tobacco and good prayers—to close the ceremony. In the ICS cafeteria, Shawnee Ford motions smoke around his head to "cleanse my body and mind" before participating in a potluck meal. "The meal is a time to socialize and share with everybody," says Ford—one of many opportunities to connect with the Indian community the school has fostered.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 1N
Film Type: Kodak Ektachrome 200
Lens: 17-35 mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Evening
Lighting Techniques: Fill flash mixing with available light


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