New York, NY, USA
Sarah Stacke is a documentary photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her personal work looks at daily life in communities whose geographic borders were forcefully shaped during periods of colonization. Often spending time with a community over the course of months or years, she looks at the intersection of culture and memory and questions how relationships to the land shape identity. This work takes her to South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, and within the U.S.A, tribal nations in North Carolina, South Dakota and Minnesota.
Editorial clients include National Geographic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, BuzzFeed, STAT by Boston Globe Media, Open Society Foundations and International Rescue Committee. From 2017-2019, Sarah curated the Photo of the Day section for Photo District News, independently developing ideas and filing 200 to 700-word articles daily.
Sarah received a master’s degree from Duke University tailored to analyze photographic representations of African and African-American communities. She's an adjunct faculty member at the International Center of Photography and CUNY Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, and the author of the award-winning book, Photos Day or Night: The Archive of Hugh Mangum (Red Hook Editions, 2018).
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Danny + Joe
Danny Grassrope and Joseph White Eyes are a young Lakota couple from South Dakota. Their story is vital in a landscape lacking queer love stories about Native couples. Danny and Joe, who are environmentalists, work hard to rally support around their efforts in South Dakota and beyond. Yet at home they've never had to be LGBTQ activists. They come from big families in small communities, and traditional Lakota culture has historically treated Two Spirit people as regular members of the community, not marginalized or stigmatized. “Danny + Joe” is a story about acceptance, kinship and the role of traditional customs in a contemporary Lakota community.
Danny + Joe
Joseph White Eyes, left, and Danny Grassrope pick wild plums. Eaten fresh or made into a sauce, wild plums were – and still are – a large part of the Lakota diet.
Lower Brule, South Dakota, August 2018.
Danny + Joe
Joseph White Eyes at the home he shares with Danny Grassrope and other family members.
Lower Brule, South Dakota, February 2019.