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High & Dry
High & Dry is a long-term collaboration between photographer Osceola Refetoff and writer/historian Christopher Langley. Together they survey the legacy of human enterprise in the California desert.
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When pioneer farmers got to Inyo County from the Midwest, most of them had to master a new way of farming in arid lands. These farmers ultimately learned irrigation techniques and built two hundred miles of unlined canals.
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In the 1930s Indio coupled marketing their excellent date crop with Oriental fantasies borrowed from Hollywood and the short story collection “One Thousand and One Nights." High & Dry follows the evolution of this county's orientalism.
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After a large-scale fire burned through a palm tree grove in Thermal, CA, all of the palms were assumed dead. But one pastor and his congregation prayed for a miracle.
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The landscape of Badwater Basin, the most popular tourist attraction in Death Valley National Park, is always changing. Artist collective High & Dry report from the edge of this earth dip, and attempt to capture the immensity before them.
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Scotty's Castle in Death Valley remains shuttered after rains and massive flooding.
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The town of Trona, CA is experiencing economic challenges. Artist collective High and Dry meet with its residents who remain stalwart in the face of adversity.