“Faces of Standing Rock was a project to portray the water projectors — indigenous people from hundreds of North American tribes and activists defending the sacred land and water resources of Standing Rock Sioux tribe, North Dakota, against the proposed DAPL pipeline, a billion dollar oil pipeline project that could potentially contaminate their water supply and affect the lives of thousands of indigenous people. In two different trips spread around November 2016 and February 2017 I’ve travelled to North Dakota to meet these brave men and women and tell some of their stories, in order to share their point of view, depict those amazing people and own the narrative as told from the inside, as opposed to the distortion perpetuated by right wing newspapers and local media.” — Mico Toledo
Mico Toledo is an art director turned photographer, he was born in Brazil but is now based in London where he studied at Central Saint Martins school of Art in London. He is 35. To see more of Mico’s work visit — Click here.