By the late 1800's, the Aboriginal people of North America had lost almost all of their land to white men. How this happened is a long and complicated story and one that continues to arouse feelings of anger and resentment on both sides of the issue. Paradise Promised explores the historic relationship between Aboriginal people and white colonists/settlers in regards to the changing roles in power and land ownership. It is the hope that this photographic series will bring a solid base of knowledge to the table that will lead to understanding, healing, and peace.
Sandy Olson is an award winning Canadian photographer who combines history and art to create beautiful masterpieces. Her work has been featured in a number of international publications, including Silvershotz Journal of Photography, and she was awarded first place in last year's IPA professional competition in the 'People/Children' category. To see more of her work, visit: www.sandyolsonphotography.com