This 50-year 264-page visual memoir by photographer John Chao has 500 photographs coalesced and into seven chapters of visual impressions and prose. It chronicles the plight of the human experience from Genesis, to the last chapter entitled, “Tree of Life” where 3,480 names from Standing Rock are listed as print activism for Clean Water and the survival of the human race.
Chapter 1: GENESIS,
Chapter 2: AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD,
Chapter 3: CHASING CHAOS
Chapter 4: GRATITUDE
Chapter 5: TRANSFORMATION
Chapter 6: FINDING FLOW
Chapter 7: THE TREE OF LIFE
Chapter-1 to Chapter-7
The 3,480 names of Water Protectors listed as a sampling of those who stood for Clean Water and defended the sacred rights of the indigenous people. The Tree of Life is found in Genesis but also as part of a vision credited to Crazy Horse before his death. “I see a time of seven generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again.”
. A stunning double-page foldout of Standing Rock in North Dakota.
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