BIG IDEA: California State University, Long Beach, has been hosting an annual Pow Wow for the past 45 years. Lakota, Diné, Kiowa, and other tribes from North America arrive to dance and celebrate language and culture on one of the few campuses that boasts a program dedicated to the academic pursuit of tribal studies.

VISUAL CHALLENGE: Our clients wanted undirected action that reflected the power of the dancers and respected the flow of the event. So every photograph had to be made using a hands-off, photojournalistic approach.