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Salmon swim above the Grand Coulee Dam for first time in 80 years
Salmon swim above the Grand Coulee Dam for first time in 80 years
Members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation gather to begin a new cycle for salmon.
A retired WWII pilot photographs ‘the saga of fallen flesh’
A retired WWII pilot photographs ‘the saga of fallen flesh’
Anne Noggle documents herself and other aging women with respect and a touch of wry humor.
A canoe journey to Alcatraz on Indigenous Peoples’ Day
A canoe journey to Alcatraz on Indigenous Peoples’ Day
The event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the San Francisco Bay island’s occupation.
First impressions: an Easterner's new life in the West
First impressions: an Easterner's new life in the West
Photographer Andrew Cullen used Instagram to document his move from Maine to Colorado, capturing Western scenes of surprise and wonder.
The West, in pictures
The West, in pictures
High Country News showcases a selection of photos submitted to SAGE Magazine, a student-run environmental magazine at the Yale Forestry School. The images include beautiful wildlife photography and poignant illustrations of humans' relationship to the natural world.
Street artist Jetsonorama tries a new kind of healing in Navajoland
Street artist Jetsonorama tries a new kind of healing in Navajoland
A black physician wheatpastes gigantic photographs outdoors to celebrate the tribe and human experience.
Photojournalist Lisa Hamilton explores rural California
Photojournalist Lisa Hamilton explores rural California
For her project, Real Rural, photojournalist Lisa Hamilton traveled throughout California, interviewing and photographing scores of rural people.
Spring-cleaning the acequia: A photo essay
Spring-cleaning the acequia: A photo essay
The annual spring cleaning of its irrigation ditch brings tiny El Cerrito, N.M., together to work and celebrate.
A long journey home
A long journey home
The Winnemem Wintu Tribe wants to return salmon to California's McCloud River by bringing back the fish’s descendents, now in New Zealand.
Colorado River blues
Colorado River blues
Photos and audio stories of communities that live along the troubled Colorado River.
Waste Land: Meditations on a Ravaged Landscape
David T. Hanson's disturbing photographs of industrial landscapes are "the topography of our open wounds," writes Wendell Berry in a preface to Hanson's "Waste Land: Meditations on a Ravaged Landscape."
Warriors: Navajo Code Talkers
Japanese-born photographer Kenji Kawano documents the Navajo Marines' "code talkers" of World War II in a new book.
Desert Images
Desert photographs by Phil Lauro.
Home on the Range: A Culinary History of the AmericanWest
Photographs and recipes from Home on the Range: A Culinary History of the American West by Cathy Luchetti.
Navajo: Portrait of a Nation
Photos and short review of Joel Grimes' book, Navajo: Portrait of a Nation.
Western women wild with joy!
A look back at women's suffrage efforts in the west
Quiet pride
Photos and quotes from the book Quiet Pride: Ageless Wisdom of the American West, by Robert Alan Clayton and J. Bourge Hathaway.
Revealing Territory
Images from Mark Klett's book Revealing Territory: Photographs of the Southwest
Ask for me tomorrow, and you will find me a grave man
Photographs from 'Scoring in Heaven: Gravestones and Cemetery Art of the American Sunbelt States'.
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