Ronnie Farley is an author/photographer of Women of the Native Struggle: Portraits and Testimonies of Native American Women (Crown, 1993), Cowgirls: Contemporary Portraits of the American West (Crown, 1995/ Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1998) and Diary of a Pedestrian: A New York Memoir (Third Eye Press, 2004).
Ronnie’s work has been shown nationally and internationally, and has been critically acclaimed by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post. Her photography has also appeared in many publications, including Rolling Stone, USA Today, Sierra Magazine, Western Horseman and The Sunday Times of London. Ronnie is also the recipient of two NYSCA Decentralization Grants, and in December 2012, received of a Ford Foundation Grant for her New York Water Towers book due out in 2013.
In addition to her photography, Ronnie has worked as a photo editor for the Associated Press in New York City, where she lived for twenty years.
Ronnie currently divides her time between her home in Beacon, New York, and on the road throughout North America documenting water issues in Indigenous communities.
Ronnie at the Badlands, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, September, 2011, photographed by Archana Sahgal