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ANTHONY “THOSH” COLLINS is a photographer from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Arizona and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Thosh works as a freelance photographer in the greater LA area and works extensively with the Native communities locally & internationally.
The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm in which Native athletes put on a stunning performance with the upcoming exhibit “Best in the World: Native Athletes in the Olympics” which opened on Friday, May 25 through September 3.
This is a special treat for everybody; amongst the many very talented photographers within Indian Country, I have the pleasure of introducing one of the most amazing. Anthony “Thosh” Collins is a photographer who is making moves both within and outside of Indian Country — his eye and camera simply catch things and display a beauty that most of us miss. Fortunately, because his camera skills are so phenomenal, we get to see that beauty through his photographs.
Disembarking from their jet planes after a long flight, weary travelers entering the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) expecting to be assaulted by the usual flurry of retail outlets and fast-food franchises are in for a pleasant surprise: Rather than navigate drab and dingy passageways that slowly lead them to customs, the visitors stroll through a traditional post-and-beam longhouse doorway leading into Pacific Passage. It’s a large gallery dominated by Hetux, a multicolored thunderbird with a 21-foot wingspan—the keeper of the sky. A cedar whaling canoe sits majestically in the water, paddles up. A stylized owl watches from a nearby tree. A seal and gull sit amongst driftwood logs and rocks.
This stunning time-lapse video of the skies over Mother Earth is reminiscent of last year’s captivating views of the Milky Way. The location for this one is the northern United States, North Dakota to be exact.
Brilliant white glacier-capped mountains, grazing herds of llamas and sweeping valleys greet hikers on the Choro trek. The trail starts just outside the city of La Paz, then follows a steep downward route through the Cotapata National Park, covering landscapes from dry high-altitude mountain passes to the rich green slopes of the Yungas region.