WHITE EARTH STORIES
White Earth Stories - Writing and Photographs from The Seventh Fire
100 pages - 8x10.5 - Edition of 300
C&B Publications is pleased to announce our publication, White Earth Stories, a visual essay of photography by Jack Pettibone Riccobono and writing by Robert D. Brown, Jr.
The book is comprised of film stills from Riccobono's acclaimed documentary The Seventh Fire (Berlin Film Festival, NYTimes Critics’ Pick) and the never-before-published poetry of its principal subject.
Touching on aspects of his experience as a Native American, inmate, father, and poet, the book fulfills Brown's goals of publishing his writings as explicitly stated in the film.
Through Riccobono's lens, we observe the beauty and harsh reality of life on the White Earth Reservation and the way in which institutional and historical trauma impacts Brown's beloved Ojibwe culture.
White Earth Stories features an introductory essay by Shannon Kelley, head of the UCLA Film & Television Archive, and an original cover design by graphic artist Midnight Marauder.
"A powerful look, through both photos and words, at contemporary Native American life." - Jack Womack, author, Random Acts of Senseless Violence
“Deeply textured… Remarkable” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker
“Verges on the surreal… Poetic images of open skies, falling fluffy snow, and a bright-white prison facility that’s a clean-slate metaphor without even trying.” - Trevor Johnston, Sight & Sound
“The film’s indelible depiction of current Native life is an achievement.” – Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com
Writing by Robert D. Brown
Photographs by Jack Pettibone Riccobono
Edited by Will Cameron
Contributing editors: Jillian McManemin, Shane Omar Slattery-Quintanilla
Introduction: Shannon Kelley
Cover design by Midnight Marauder
Film site: TheSeventhFire.com