"To Walk in Beauty" ~ the book: About the book

"To Walk in Beauty: A Navajo Family's Journey Home," has been selected as one of the top photography books of 2009 by Photo-eye. It has also been awarded a spot in the Southwest Books of the Year for 2009, and has received recognition in the 2010 American Association of Museums Design Competition. 

The book presents readers with an intimate portal into a culture not often seen by outsiders. The Begay family has opened their lives over the past decade to photographer Stacia Spragg-Braude, who presents over 80 selected black-and-white photographs illustrating four generations of the family along their path of healing. Interwoven with the images are the Begays' memories, family stories, beliefs, philosophies, and their hopes and fears for the next generation of Navajo. The book, published in the spring 2009 by the Museum of New Mexico Press, also features an afterward by N. Scott Momaday.