Antelope House II

Simeon Schwemberger, circa 1910

LeRoy DeJolie is a Navajo photographer who has done work for the magazine Arizona Highways. Simeon Schwemberger was a Catholic monk who lived on the Navajo reservation one hundred years ago. These two photographers, both with vastly different backgrounds, worked in the same place one century apart. Their work would likely make a great scholastic study in contrast of insider/outsider perspectives of life on the Navajo Reservation.

By displaying these two photographs, I attempt to show how much has changed in one hundred years. In inspecting the photographs it is obvious the newer photo shows improvements in the ruins. I question the occurrence of these improvements on protected ground.

Learn more about Leroy DeJolie and Simeon Schwemberger.