High & Dry
High & Dry is writer/historian Christopher Langley and photographer Osceola Refetoff's long-term, cross-platform collaboration exploring the deserts of the American West and the people who live there. The West is part of America’s cultural DNA: an icon of hope and ambition. Against these grand ideas exists a patchwork of struggling communities, dreamers, dropouts, and compounds scattered across vast open spaces. Balancing images, words, the personal, and the historic, High & Dry focuses on the remnants and the future of human activity across these lands, cognizant that they will become increasingly dominated my immense wind and solar arrays.To explore more High & Dry: dispatches from the land of little rain, visit desertdispatches.com.
High & Dry: Solastalgia on the Salton Sea
High & Dry: Solastalgia on the Salton Sea
The Salton Sea-adjacent town of Brawley is recuperating from a massive fire. Writer/ photographer duo High & Dry visit with community members who have not given up.
High & Dry: The Salton Sea, a Tsunami of Neglect
High & Dry: The Salton Sea, a Tsunami of Neglect
The Salton Sea is full of questions. Writer/ photographer duo High & Dry explore abandoned, mysterious ruins found off the Red Hill Marina.
High & Dry: The Salton Sea and the Search for Solutions to the West's Problems
High & Dry: The Salton Sea and the Search for Solutions to the West's Problems
Writer/ photographer duo High & Dry walk along the shores of the Salton Sea, examining birds, plants, and other living beings that rely on the shrinking body of water.
Into the Forest Primeval: Taming the Sun, Building a Hill
Into the Forest Primeval: Taming the Sun, Building a Hill
Writer/ photographer duo High & Dry travel through the alphabet avenues of Lancaster. They make a stop at the green energy Sierra SunTower station and come across the city's Landfill & Recycling Center.
CA 395: The High Road Home From Burning Man
CA 395: The High Road Home From Burning Man
Writer/ photographer duo High & Dry list locations with art that Burning Man attendees can explore on their way home from the annual week-long event.
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