From the living rooms of language keepers to fishing sites along the Upper Columbia River, our team has documented and shared your stories with readers across the greater Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Below is a compilation of images we published over the past year, taken by both staff and freelance photographers, as well as photographers with publishing partners. It’s a sampling of the award-winning coverage we are proud to produce. This is not meant to be a “best of” list, but rather a digital display of the stellar storytelling produced by the dedicated staff, freelancers and publishing partners who made it all possible.
A special shoutout to all of the sources for their willingness to welcome our team into their communities and trusting us to share your stories. None of this would be possible without all of your cooperation.
We hope you enjoy reviewing our 2022 year in photographs as much as we enjoyed creating them.
Lead photo: ‘You Lose a Language, You Lose a Culture’ (March 2, 2022) Esther Stutzman and her granddaughter Aiyanna Brown, who are Kalapuyan descendants, have spearheaded the effort to print and distribute the Kalapuya-English dictionaries published last winter. Photo by Leah Nash / Underscore News
Jarrette is a multimedia journalist with experience in digital news, audio reporting and photojournalism. He joined Underscore in June 2022 as a staff reporter and photographer, in partnership with the national Report for America program. Originally from Montana, Jarrette is a proud member of the Aaniiih and Nakoda Tribes of the Fort Belknap Indian Community. Prior to joining Underscore, he served as an associate producer for Nevada Public Radio’s (KNPR) “Native Nevada Podcast,” an eight-part podcast series highlighting the culture, issues and perseverance of the 27 tribal nations in present-day Nevada. He has been a member of the Native American Journalists Association since 2017 and has participated as a Native American Journalist Fellow four times, including once as a mentor-in-training. He has earned a national Hearst Journalism Award and regional Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting.