Native Girl Pondering a Crumbling National Symbol

In 1999, the Washington Monument was clad in scaffolding. During that same time, there was a gathering of native peoples on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Early one morning, I saw a young girl looking intently at the monument. This image, Native Girl Pondering a Crumbling National Symbol, arose out of that event.


Native Girl Pondering a Crumbling National Symbol
Washington, D.C. 1999

A native American friend, after seeing the photo, commented that it “makes you think on a spiritual plane of how the government towers over it’s people, yet [the people] still remain and even a little one has the power to stand up to it.”

I have added this image to the Street Photography Gallery at my online Photo Gallery.