Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (YDSP) is one of three federally-recognized Native American tribes, and the only Pueblo, in the State of Texas. The current YDSP population is approximately 4,226 members nationwide. Thirteen miles from downtown El Paso, Ysleta, Texas has been home to the Tigua people for over 300 years.
Each year, YDSP publishes a year-end report outlining the various improvements and challenges the tribe experiences over the course of the year.
I designed this Ysleta del Sur Pueblo 2019 Year-End Report for the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo with a focus on the traditional foods of the tribe. The report features photos and text that document the creation of time-honored recipes created by various tribal members, and the stories that accompany them. To achieve this, we worked with a Tiguan photographer, whom I art directed during the cooking or baking process.
The client was thrilled with the results. This report was a true labor of love that incorporated tribal members in communal kitchen spaces as well as offering up their homes to create the featured recipes.