Photos

Recollecting life on the edge of the prairie
Recollecting life on the edge of the prairie
Portraits of trans life and landscape in rural Washington.
Photos: The pride and pain of the UFW march
Photos: The pride and pain of the UFW march
California farmworkers and their advocates walked 335 miles to the state’s capitol in support of voting protections.
On the road, a taste of home
On the road, a taste of home
The Saini family’s Punjabi dhabas serve ‘good vibes only.’
See the LA River at a fragile crossroads
See the LA River at a fragile crossroads
Photographer Pablo Unzueta explores an urban river at peril and in constant flux.
As Lake Powell levels drop, see inside Glen Canyon Dam
As Lake Powell levels drop, see inside Glen Canyon Dam
The hydropower plant that powers about a quarter of a million homes is run by a team of mechanics, electricians and more.
Witness to the Cold War in the desert
Witness to the Cold War in the desert
Terry Tempest Williams on Emmet Gowin’s unflinching photos of the Nevada Test Site.
Don’t judge the negative
Don’t judge the negative
The weird wonderful world of the negative image.
The High Country News time capsule
The High Country News time capsule
What’s left behind when the pandemic forces an office closure?
Reflections from Ukrainian and Russian immigrants: Roman and Stella
Reflections from Ukrainian and Russian immigrants: Roman and Stella
Southern California residents wrestle with events unfolding back home in the Russia-Ukraine war.
Reflections from Ukrainian and Russian immigrants: Kira and Iryna
Reflections from Ukrainian and Russian immigrants: Kira and Iryna
Southern California residents wrestle with events unfolding back home in the Russia-Ukraine war.
Reflections from Ukrainian and Russian immigrants: Dmytro and Pavel
Reflections from Ukrainian and Russian immigrants: Dmytro and Pavel
Southern California residents wrestle with events unfolding back home in the Russia-Ukraine war.
Reflections from Ukrainian and Russian immigrants: Mila and Roman
Reflections from Ukrainian and Russian immigrants: Mila and Roman
Southern California residents wrestle with events unfolding back home in the Russia-Ukraine war.
Reflections from Ukrainian and Russian immigrants: Vladimir and Alex
Reflections from Ukrainian and Russian immigrants: Vladimir and Alex
Southern California residents wrestle with events unfolding back home in the Russia-Ukraine war.
Images from the first-known Native American female photographer
Images from the first-known Native American female photographer
Jennie Ross Cobb put her subjects at ease for uniquely candid photos from early 1900s Indian Territory.
See the Channel Islands’ stunning ecological recovery
See the Channel Islands’ stunning ecological recovery
The conservation success story is an example of what decades of work can accomplish.
The nuance and beauty of the West in 2021
The nuance and beauty of the West in 2021
From the Salton Sea to the Wind River Reservation, here are some of our most memorable photos of the year.
Indigenous feminism flows through the fight for water rights on the Rio Grande
Indigenous feminism flows through the fight for water rights on the Rio Grande
An intergenerational group of Pueblo women lead the way on water policy along the Middle Rio Grande Valley.
Seeing COP26 through the lens of Ríos to Rivers’ chief storyteller
Seeing COP26 through the lens of Ríos to Rivers’ chief storyteller
Paul Robert Wolf Wilson’s photos take you into the streets and behind the scenes of the convention.
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.
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