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

NYC Trip

View pictures from the NYC trip in the Project Gallery.

From March 26 through April 2, 2016 fourteen Two Eagle River School student photographers traveled from Pablo, Montana on the Flathead Indian Reservation to New York City to learn more about the medium. They met photographers and community members, visited museums, publishers and learning institutions; they showed their work and made photographs.

An important partnership was established in this effort with the Lower Eastside Girls Club of New York who organized, installed and hosted an exhibition of the student's work.

When they returned students edited their New York photographs and a show of this work was mounted at the People's Center.