Mario Garcia

Archival pigment print

In 1993, the Hanta virus killed 13 people, all of whom came into contact with aerosolized deer mouse droppings. In total, 26 people were infected. 14 of them – the majority – were members of the Navajo Nation.

The people of the Navajo Nation have long been set up for failure in the face of public health crises. At the hands of the United States government, they have lost their land, their political autonomy, their economic security. They lack access to adequate hospitals, to clean, running water and reliable electricity, to basic healthcare and infrastructural systems that could allow them to fight against the threat of virus. The result has not only been the disproportionate rate of Hanta infection amongst Navajo people, but also the severe rates of infection and death taking hold of their communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

In recognition of the immense impact COVID-19 has had on the Navajo Nation, all proceeds from this print will be donated to the Navajo Nation Covid-19 Relief Fund. Additionally, on August 12th, 2020, we hosted a virtual discussion on the nation’s struggle against not only the coronavirus, but also the systemic decimation of indigenous communities all across the country.

8.5” x 13.5”
Edition of 10, with 1 Artist Proof

Fine Art Printing by Richard McBain at Centric Photo.

Prints ship rolled. We recommend shipping directly to your framer.


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