I met Don James when I invited him to attend a golf tournament to chronicle the events of my life and golf career. In that time he demonstrated a commitment and love of our Dine people that is evidenced through his work. In One Nation One Year, Don devoted himself to showcase the beauty and spirit of the Navajo Nation. This book will prove to be a historical document that encapsulates the tradition and culture of the Navajo people. --Notah Begay III, PGA Golf Professional
Don James brings forth a contemporary cultural understanding of life on the Navajo Reservation for all of us to learn from. His interactions with his people depict a close relationship while portraying a noble and strong life and existence. His compassion and visual sensitivity are apparent in his images. I am amazed at his kill as a photographer. --Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani, Professor Emeritus, Department of Art and Art History, University of New Mexico
One Nation, One Year is at once a captivating, informative and balanced presentation on the diversity, richness and beauty of the Navajo culture. --Gary Langston, Canon National Shoot-for-the-Sphere Winner and acclaimed photographer of Navajo culture
About the Author
By award-winning Navajo photographer Don James, the text is edited by Navajo writer Karyth Becenti, the narrative that accompanies the images are succinct and enlightening, offering the viewer the chance to at once see the Navajo people and feel a small piece of their lives.