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Conversations with the Inspiring Lapita Arviso

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lapita Arviso.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
My photography career began as a hobby that later bloomed into something I never imagined. Looking back, it doesn’t seem like I’ve been photographing the southwest for that long when I stop and count the years, I realize that it’s actually been awhile. When I first began, I felt waves of inspiration everywhere I looked and by local artists. As the years go on, I look for inspiration elsewhere. Still wanting to learn more and always up for an adventure.

Has it been a smooth road?
Any creative field isn’t easy, especially with social media, cultural taboos, and being your own self-critic. My advice for young women is to keep going, keep striving for more. Don’t let others dim your sparkle. You’re capable of more than you think!

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into Lapita Arviso Photography story. Tell us more about it.
My passion lies with landscape photography, it is what I specialize in. Over the years, I’ve specialized in commercial, portrait and editorial photography. My heart always comes back to landscape photography, it is where I feel the happiest. When I’m out watching a sunset or out in the desert, it seems as if time is still, nothing matters. For that moment, I’m bathing in golden hues and grinning from ear to ear. I’ve always been in tune with Mother Nature and her beauty, I believe as an indigenous artist that is what sets me apart from others. I’m familiar with the Navajo Traditional Teachings and hold great respect for the land. It is always my intention to educate myself about my cultural heritage and those before us. Which leads into one of my greatest accomplishments as an artist. This past year, I was approached to exhibit my work at Haffenreffer Museums of Anthropology at Brown University. The exhibition was titled, “Sacred is Sacred: The Art of Protecting Bears Ears.”

What do you feel are the biggest barriers today to female leadership, in your industry or generally?
When I first began photography, I noticed there weren’t many female landscape photographers, as time goes more and more female landscape photographers are out there. I hope to see more female landscape photographers out exploring and showcasing their work.

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Image Credit:
Tyana Arviso

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