Amy S. Martin Photography | Women Protectors Series

Diverging from traditional environmentalist thought, I believe landscape is a synthesis of elements inextricably linked to the physical land, encompassing ecology, history and culture. Through a collection of collaborative portraits, this series celebrates Indigenous women on the Colorado Plateau who are advocating for protection of their culture, communities, and endangered lands through their actions, words and art. These portraits honor kinship with the land, reveal what is at stake if these landscapes and cultures are lost, and celebrate the strength of the women who are on the frontlines of their protection.