Etkie Jewelry: Investing in Women

Empowering Native American women and preserving tradition through accessory design

by Madison Kahn Buying a piece of jewelry is rarely a philanthropic endeavor, but Etkie is changing that. The new social enterprise partners with Native American women artisans in New Mexico to sell beautiful beaded bracelets at fair prices. In doing so, Etkie hopes to empower the underserved community though the attainment of financial independence. Born and raised in rural New Mexico, Etkie founder Sydney …

Sundance 2014: Drunktown’s Finest

A bleak but hopeful feature film portrays life around a New Mexico Navajo reservation

While “Drunktown’s Finest” was developed over six years of writing and a year of production and post, the creative expansion and the hurdles it leaped over en route to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival tell a greater story. The film itself—a stouthearted, emotional glimpse at life in Gallup, New Mexico, nicknamed Drunktown—weaves together the lives of three Navajo. Gallup happens to be the hometown of …

Fraction Magazine: Issue 1

Fraction is a new online photography publication. Started this month, it will be published bi-monthly featuring both new and established artists. The site's unobtrusive white design serves as a basic template that lets the photographs do the talking. The inaugural issue features five photographers that cross the spectrum of style. Lawrence Getubig's series titled "Action Figure Cutouts" (sample above left) features dark silhouette renditions of …