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Coming out as trans in the rural West
Coming out as trans in the rural West
A high schooler’s photo essay documents what it’s like to go through intense change in a place that never changes.
What Las Vegas area workers say about navigating record unemployment rates
What Las Vegas area workers say about navigating record unemployment rates
Federal benefits ended last month, but over 100,000 Nevadans are still out of work.
What rebuilding from wildfire looks like
What rebuilding from wildfire looks like
A photographer intimately documents how families are recovering one year after the Almeda Fire.
The Apache community running to rescue its holy mountain
The Apache community running to rescue its holy mountain
Indigenous spiritual leaders say the Vatican’s observatory is searching for something it doesn’t understand.
The orchardist rescuing fruit trees in New Mexico
The orchardist rescuing fruit trees in New Mexico
Once-diverse apple varieties are declining. Gordon Tooley wants to save them before they are gone.
Reclaiming LA
Reclaiming LA
Communities in Los Angeles are turning industrial sites into pockets of green.
Where land use and landscape photography converge
Where land use and landscape photography converge
A would-be museum exhibit, canceled due to COVID, is now collected in the book ‘American Geography: Photographs of Land Use from 1840 to the Present.’
See the first-ever survey of the Atascosa Highlands
See the first-ever survey of the Atascosa Highlands
An ecologist and a photographer teamed to document and build a living archive of the Borderlands’ biodiversity — before it’s too late.
L.A. girls behind the lens
L.A. girls behind the lens
The Las Fotos Project empowers youth of color to tell their stories.
Documenting destruction from above
Documenting destruction from above
A young photographer highlights the environmental crises facing Indigenous communities at home and abroad.
Workers reflect on Oregon’s first and last coal plant
Workers reflect on Oregon’s first and last coal plant
‘The people here made the plant. What we did is something that was needed.’
Our favorite photos from a remarkable year
Our favorite photos from a remarkable year
In 2020, visual journalists were still able to create powerful images despite social unrest and a pandemic.
How one student brings soil science down to earth
How one student brings soil science down to earth
Bo Collins’ goofy, profanity-laden social media presence makes scientific research seem humorous and relatable.
Will California finally fulfill its promise to fix the Salton Sea?
Will California finally fulfill its promise to fix the Salton Sea?
Decades have passed and millions of dollars spent, yet little has been done to restore the lake. California officials say it’s all been leading up to this moment.
Photos: Calling back the missing
Photos: Calling back the missing
A photographer captures Indigenous women on different tribal lands to honor murdered and missing Indigenous women.
When times are stressful, the animals of HCN are here to help
When times are stressful, the animals of HCN are here to help
Take a mental health break and indulge in some photos of our favorite nonhumans.
The West: Familiar and phenomenal
The West: Familiar and phenomenal
See winners from our annual photo contest.
In the face of #MMIWG, Indigenous women fight back
In the face of #MMIWG, Indigenous women fight back
On the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, girls and women box, march and continue searching for those lost.
Black cowboys reclaim their history in the West
Black cowboys reclaim their history in the West
At an annual rodeo in Phoenix, the contributions of African Americans are finally recognized.
A turning point in Nevada
A turning point in Nevada
Lessons from the Sanders campaign.
‘It’s still my history, even when I choose not to know it.’
‘It’s still my history, even when I choose not to know it.’
For as long as America has interned children, it’s chosen to look away.
Marlon’s hustle to survive
Marlon’s hustle to survive
The unforgiving economy left by the pandemic leaves many undocumented people without a safety net.
Wyoming’s ‘Bird Lady’ offers a haven for injured birds
Wyoming’s ‘Bird Lady’ offers a haven for injured birds
For the past 33 years, Susan Ahalt has run one of the only bird rehabilitation facilities in the state.
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