It has not only been a pleasure to work alongside David as a co-teacher, but also to observe his work with the students. He empowers students on the Reservation in a unique way and gives them ownership of their communities through photography and reflection. During an intensive summer course, we combined photography with writing to prompt students to think critically of their surroundings and themselves. His process allows students to engage with hands-on activities that give them true knowledge of what they're doing. David displays tremendous patience with the individuals that he works with and ensures understanding before moving on to the next step of the learning process. The photographic process instills a sense of individual pride in the products students create.
- Alexander Herlich, Salish Kootenai College Upward Bound, Pablo, Montana

Our Support

These Sources Have Sustained Our Work

W. Eugene Smith Fund-Howard Chapnik Grant

Publicly Supported Funding:
The National Endowment for the Arts, The Montana Arts Council, The Montana Committee for the Humanities-Humanities Montana, Montana State Office of Public Instruction-Indian Education for All

Foundation Support:
The Daniele Agostino Derossi Foundation, The Kite Key Foundation, The Lower Flathead Valley Community Foundation, The Charlotte Martin Foundation, The Montana Community Foundation-Montana Fund for Tolerance, Newman's Own Foundation, The Puffin Foundation, The Steele-Reese Foundation, The Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation, The Dana Wigutoff Memorial Foundation.

Corporate Support:
S&K Technologies

Private Donors:
A VOICE has received support from individuals in the states of Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico and New York

Material and Equipment Donations:
Photographers' Formulary
JMC Photo Eye
A VOICE has received materials and equipment from individuals in the states of Connecticut, Maryland, Montana and New York.

Scholarship Support:
The A Voice is pleased to announce that the Maine Media Workshops and the Lower Eastside Girls Club have generously provided scholarship and internship opportunities for student study.