An­gus Mor­dant

Stand­ing Rock

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Lis­more Re­gional Gallery Un­til 22 July, 2018

In 2016, Stand­ing Rock pro­test­ers be­gan their fight against the Dakota Ac­cess Pipe­line, a 1,172-mile un­der­ground chan­nel built to trans­port crude oil from North Dakota to an oil tank farm in Illi­nois.

Pho­to­jour­nal­ist An­gus Mor­dant was there. Now, his pho­to­graphic doc­u­men­ta­tion presents a pow­er­ful vis­ual nar­ra­tion of the ten­sions and vi­o­lence of that time, as well as the rich cul­ture of the First Peo­ples of North Amer­ica, as they gath­ered with their sup­port­ers to pro­tect Sioux land and wa­ter from en­vi­ron­men­tal threat.

Cour­tesy the artist, Do­minik Mer­sch Gallery, Syd­ney and Lis­more Re­gional Gallery, New South Wales

Oceti Sakown Camp, North Dakota, USA, Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 7th, 2016, archival pig­ment print, 51 x 34cm

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