2014 Photo Contest, Observed Portraits, Singles, 2nd prize

Dasan (10), Spirit Lake Reservation

Photographer

Rena Effendi

INSTITUTE

27 April, 2013

Dasan Cavanaugh (10), of the Spirit Lake reservation has not cut his hair since he was born.

About

Rena Effendi

Rena Effendi was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and grew up in the USSR, witnessing her country’s path to independence—one marred by war, political instability, and economic collapse....

Background story

Dasan Cavanaugh (10), of the Spirit Lake reservation has not cut his hair since he was born.

Spirit Lake is home to some 6,200 Sioux American Indians, who live in an area that covers over 1,000 square kilometers.

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