In the Fifth World: Portrait of the Navajo Nation

Item No: 3026

$ 21.95

  • Two exceptional photographers with distinctly different ways of seeing combine their talents to create In the Fifth World: Portrait of the Navajo Nation. Aerial photographer Adriel Heisey takes flight to capture the magnificent landscapes that are home to the Navajo people. His images are paired with those of Japanese photojournalist Kenji Kawano, whose intimate and exuberant portraits celebrate the enduring character and spirit of the Diné. Former Navajo Nation Chairman Peterson Zah contributes a personal foreword.

    • Authors: Adriel Heisey and Kenji Kawano
    • Paperback, 108 pages
    • Publisher: Rio Nuevo; First Edition edition (November 2001)
    • ISBN-10: 1887896317
    • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 9.7 x 8.9 inches
  • Adriel Heisey and Kenji Kawano both spent their formative years living and working among the Navajo people: Heisey as a pilot for the Navajo Nation and Kawano as a photographer with Navajo Times. Heisey's first book for Rio Nuevo Publishers, Under the Sun: A Sonoran Desert Odyssey, was judged one of 2000's "season's best" by American Photo magazine. Kawano's previous book, Warriors: Navajo Code Talkers, is now in its tenth printing, and the Arizona Commission on the Arts featured images from this work in a major traveling exhibition.
  • “Kenji Kawano and Adriel Heisey have not flinched in their resolve to show us their view of the Diné world, no matter how complex and incongruous its parts may seem. I also see a fascinating dynamic in the juxtaposition of their work. Kenji Kawano’s portraits permit us to look into the eyes and lives of his subjects, and are informal and revealing. Adriel Heisey, on the other hand, transports us to an exalted vantage point and empowers us to see the larger landscape that both inspires and is marked by Diné lifeways. Both men bring us beauty, humility and appreciation of People and land.” -Peterson Zah, Former Chairman and President of the Navajo Nation
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