High & Dry | KCET
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.
Post date: 2018-05-07T14:23:07-07:00
Our lives are short. When compared to the landscape around us, we are the proverbial mayfly. Given the brevity of our mortality, we swell with pride, or shutter from embarrassment about what we have done to our home.
Post date: 2018-04-09T04:06:05-07:00
Whittaker-Bermite in Santa Clarita has had many transformation, but this latest one maybe the most promising of all.
Post date: 2018-04-05T14:45:19-07:00
Exhaustive landscapes have lives, history and stories to be read. Whittaker-Bermite in Santa Clarita, California — this scarred landscape especially has had many lives, which help guests understand better the condition of our world now.
Post date: 2017-12-08T14:49:36-08:00
Trinity Street in Mojave, California runs only three blocks, but in it High & Dry finds the cross-section of the lower economic strata of the United States and a "king" is facing society's toughest challenges.
Post date: 2017-07-07T12:12:08-07:00
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.
Post date: 2017-07-05T10:33:35-07:00
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.