Dakota Front Lines
Dakota Front Lines
The Moment: Riot police look through barbed wire at a crowd of 'Water Protectors' from over 300 Native American tribes and their allies during the November 20th, 2016 conflict on the Route 1806 Bridge. Protesters clashed with the United States National Guard and police departments from five surrounding states over the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline is proposed to transport 450,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the Bakken fields of North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. The icicles formed on the barbed wire are due to the 'Water Protectors' being sprayed by police water cannons in twenty degree weather.
The Print: This 8" x 10" photograph has been printed on 69 lb. luster (semi-gloss) paper, providing an elegant surface that resists fingerprints and virtually eliminates glare. The print is fixed to an 11" x 14" white mat that is 100% lignen-free, acid-free, and neutral pH. The back of the photograph has been signed by the photographer, Kit Karzen.
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