No I’m not claiming to be a portrait photographer… far from it. This image is that of Effie Yazzi, made last month in Monument Valley. Effie, a genius weaver is the daughter of Suzi Yazzi, who passed away last winter. It was strange being in the valley and tribal Park without my longtime friend Tom Phillips, who died about a week after I left Monument Valley in 2012 and Suzi who died earlier this year. Effie will carry on the tradition magnificently.
This image was taken in her Hogan deep down in the inner Monument Valley. She lives with no electricity, running water. ( … for those who don’t know what a Hogan is) last month. ….Think about that! Effie is in her 60’s. Suzi’s exact birthday was not known but she was believed to be around 100 years old. You can read about her here:

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