Nadya Kwandibens an Ojibwe (Anishinaabe) from Ontario founded Red Works Photography and in the same year began photographing a series entitled Concrete Indians. Since then, Nadya has travelled extensively, photographing people and events throughout Canada and U.S.A.
Since it’s first inception in May 2008, the response to this series has been overwhelming; Native people from across Turtle Island have been submitting their ideas regarding what it means to be urbanized and how living in urban center’s either strengthens or weakens (or both) ones own cultural identity.
Each year, Nadya partners with an Indigenous graphic designer to refresh the look and feel of the series every year. She had approached me to develop the look for the one year. I wanted to give the look an urban feel with a nod to the nature, two environments in one. As it is with native people living in the city.