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Many homes across Navajoland are in remote areas. It is estimated over 20,000 homes don’t have electricity or running water.

Since 2015 I’ve been using proceeds from my photography (prints, calendars, t-shirts, etc) to buy and install solar kits so families can have power throughout the day and light after the sun goes down. The light helps students see their homework, families can connect and most of all we replace unhealthy use of kerosene lamps, propane contraptions or single use battery systems.

Many Elders and families continue to live in our traditional hogan’s. They are simple and sacred. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a hogan. I graduated high school 21 years ago and did all my homework under a kerosene lamp, a flashlight or even in front of our wood burning stove. Unfortunately some students are still learning this way. The great thing is this hogan inside Monument Valley will have light as long as the sun shines which we get a lot of!

Image: Grandma’s Place

Size: 30”x45”

Edition of 5

This hogan image was also the front cover of Arizona Highways magazine in May 2020. The issue addressed Indigenous challenges throughout Arizona and Mylo’s humanitarian work was featured.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask Mylo.

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