Daniel R. Joe


Born 1986, Shiprock, New Mexico

Yá’át’ééh, My first clan is Hoogn łaní (Many Hogan Clan) and second clan is Kin łachíí’nii (Red House Clan). I am a photographer based around the Four Corners region of the Southwest. My work consists of landscape and fashion photography. In my work I use Indigenous people to help small designers and artists to showcase their work. I work with various tribes because representation matters, and also to create a trusting community. I hope to empower our Native community in the world of photography.

An Indigenous woman of the Métis Nation wearing Native attire i.e. ribbon skirt, moccasins and silver/turquoise jewelry. This is an urban setting highlighting the printed ribbon skirt stating “resiliency.” This is paired with a solid black top (designer unknown), turquoise and silver beaded necklace, lightning earrings, dragonfly silver bracelet, and lightning leather belt. The location of this shot was downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. The caption reads–Warriors in the Modern World: Natives are strong and resilient. We have been through trauma but we continue to create, inspire and lead the way as modern warriors. Words by Dante Biss-Grayson, (Osage). Resiliency Ribbon skirt by Sky Eagle Collection / Dante Biss-Grayson (Osage), Designer/Artist. IG: @skyeaglecollection / @dante_biss_grayson; Belt, Necklaces, Bracelets & Earrings by Jeff DeMent (Diné), Silversmith. IG: @jeff_dement; Model: Otakwan Acahkos Iskwiw (Métis Nation). IG: @ka_naatamakayt; Signature Rose Moccasins by Sharon Maureen Vittrekwa (Tetlit Gwich’in), Designer. IG: @sharonvitrrekwa