National Geographic photojournalist coming to SOU

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey will give the keynote lecture for this year’s Race Awareness Week about the plight of the Native Americans of the Pine Ridge Reservation, accompanied by his photographs of the region.

In 2002 Huey embarked on a 3,349-mile walk across the continental U.S. accompanied only by his dog Cosmo, a journey which lasted 154 days. After the walk, which received no media coverage, Huey took a two and half year break from his photography work to found an artist residence program called Hueyhaus near Santa Fe, N.M. Between National Geographic assignments, Huey serves on the board of directors for the non-profit organization Blue Earth Alliance in Seattle.

The hour and a half lecture will be held in the Rogue River Room of the Stevenson Union at Southern Oregon University and begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Marvin Woodard at

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