Adrain Chesser


During his travels, Adrain Chesser met another group of hunter-gatherers by the name of Moira and Ray.





Moira and Ray own pack goats, which provide milk, meat, and company.







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  1. shinichi Post author

    Meet the contemporary hunter-gatherers who live off the land in the American west

    by Harrison Jacobs

    • Photographer Adrain Chesser has spent nearly a decade following various group of modern hunter-gatherers.
    • The groups live primarily in the Great Basin, located at the intersection of Nevada, Utah, Oregon, and California.
    • They say they migrate and change their eating habits according to the seasons, but still maintain Facebook pages, blogs, and other connections with modern society.

      In 2007, photographer Adrain Chesser went to a traditional Native American ceremony called the Naraya when he was having a tough time in the wake of his mother’s death.

      While there, Chesser became acquainted with Finisia Medrano and J.P. Hartsong, who both lived as hunter-gatherers in the Great Basin, a part of the United States encompassing parts of Nevada, Utah, Oregon, and California.

      “When I heard they were living this wild and free existence, my head exploded,” Chesser told me.

      Chesser moved to Seattle so he could regularly visit the duo, who had begun to gather a group of people who were also committed to living a free existence in the wild. Before long, Chesser had spent six years following and documenting them and similar groups. Chesser says the experience changed his life.

      With the help of Native American ritualist Timothy White Eagle, Chesser collected the work into a book called “The Return.” Chesser shared a number of the photos with us here, and you can see the rest in the book or at his website.

  2. shinichi Post author

    アメリカ版“狩りガール”? 西部の大地に暮らす現代の狩猟採集民たち

    by Harrison Jacobs

    • 写真家アドレイン・チェッサー(Adrain Chesser)は、現代に生きる狩猟採集民を10年近く追っている。
    • 彼らは主にネバダ州、ユタ州、オレゴン州、カリフォルニア州にまたがるエリア「グレートベースン(Great Basin)」に暮らしている。
    • 彼らは季節に応じて移動し、季節に応じた食料を得る。だがFacebookやブログなど現代社会とのつながりも保っている。


    チェッサーはそこで、フィニシア・メドラーノ(Finisia Medrano)、J.P. ハートソング(J.P. Hartsong)と知り合った。2人ともネバダ州、ユタ州、オレゴン州、カリフォルニア州にまたがるエリア「グレートベースン」で狩猟採集をしながら暮らしていた。



    チェッサーは、ネイティブ・アメリカンの儀式の研究者ティモシー・ホワイト・イーグル(Timothy White Eagle)の協力を得て、その経験を写真集『The Return』にまとめた。彼がBusiness Insiderに提供してくれた写真から、いくつか紹介しよう。他の作品は写真集、または彼のウェブサイトで見ることができる。


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