Josué Rivas (b. 1989 Turtle Island)


2019 Grist 50

2018 The Lit List: 30 Photographers to Watch

2018 1st Place, Native American Journalists Association, Best Feature Photo, YES! Magazine
Water Protectors Return to Standing Rock—This Time for Healing

2018 1st Place, FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo 

2017 People's Choice, PDN Faces 

2017 1st Place, Sinchi Photo Competition 

2017 Honorable Mention International Photography Awards in the Professional: Editorial, Photo Essay and Feature Story

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 “The Lit List: 30 Under the Radar Photographers” Photoville Brooklyn, NY

2018 "FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo Exhibit" Bronx Documentary Center, Bronx, NY

2018 "Badlands" Professional Art Society of Stanford University Stanford, CA

2018  "World Press Photo Exhibition" Worldwide

2017  "Water is Life" The Growlery, San Francisco, CA

2017   "We the People" Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN 

2017   "The Art of Indigenous Resistance" Traveling Across the U.S.  

2017   "Standing Rock Lucie Foundation Showcase" Photo LA, Los Angeles, CA

2017  Taking Native People’s Land, Then and Now, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA


2017 The Power of Telling Your Own Story, Earth Systems Stanford University

2017 The Power of Telling Your Own Story, TEDx Rapid City


2018 The New York Times Portfolio Review

2017 Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellowship

Film Screenings

2017 Akicita, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT (Cinematographer)

2016  Standing Strong Short Film, Red Nation Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA (Director, Cinematographer, Editor)

2016  We Are Still Here Short Film, Bioneers Conference, San Rafael, CA (Director, Cinematographer, Editor)