Honor And Integrity
Nicole Harvieux is an artist based in Rapid City, South Dakota. Until recently, she worked for the South Dakota Army National Guard as a public-affairs specialist. As part of her job, she regularly photographed training operations, home comings, and other daily activities. Harvieux's photographs offer candid glimpses into the world of the National Guard. Her Portraits and landscapes create an intimate view of life before deployment. Many of her contemporaries have photographed the military from the outside in, but Nicole's work offers a rare insiders version. Of this work, she writes, "Over the past three years, I have taken more than 30,000 photographs and have written articles about training and the life of the soldiers. I love what I do because I get to work with a community of people who base their lives around loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor and integrity.
As the masses flock to purchase the latest models of digital cameras in the market, Philadelphia-based photographer Jorge "El Ché" Figueroa says "no, thank you" to modern technology. An avid collector of fully manual 35 mm rangefinder and SLR cameras, Jorge prides himself in adhering to the old-world standards and principles of photography, using only B&W; film and processing all film and silver gelatin prints in his basement's darkroom.
The last time I stepped into a rodeo arena with a camera was in 1984. In 2008, I met Isaac Diaz at a poker table in Deadwood, South Dakota. He was there primarily to ride a bronc at the Days of ’76 Rodeo. His PRCA stats suggest he’s a pretty salty rider.