Photography: Native Americans
In early 2009, funded by a Fulbright travel grant, I set out to discover what the election of the United States' first black president meant for Native Americans - the continent's original minority people.
I travelled to both ends of the Native American socio-economic spectrum: to Foxwoods - the vast casino complex in Connecticut that has brought great wealth to the Mashantucket Pequot tribe - and to Pine Ridge in South Dakota, where the Oglala Sioux still live in conditions of desperate poverty and hardship. I also attended the Native American inaugural ball in Washington the night that Barack Obama was sworn in as president.
My story and photographs ran in the New Statesman in June 2009. The article is available here.