How a rogue community of divers mapped thousands of water-filled caves in the Australian desert.
We went to the conceptual art project that turned into a literal example of nation-building and is now a bizarre international phenomenon.
Stuart Swezey's Desolation Center shows were illicit desert festivals—drug-addled parties for LA punks which would influence Coachella and Lollapalooza and then disappear as quickly as they came.
For decades, a stubborn band of indigenous people has refused to leave the land called Big Mountain, defying both the government and coal companies.
Tim Hillier's photos of the Outback shot from single-engine planes paint the landscape with rainbows.
In his series Gold, photographer Sean Fennessy examines the similarities between the two surreal cities.
Abigail Varney's series explores a sense of space and desolation.
A critical ingredient in concrete, glass, and microchips, sand is a hot commodity—and in Morocco, illegal sand extraction costs the government $1.1 billion in unpaid taxes.
In the first episode of our new show, California Soul, we head out to California's drought-ravaged towns and see what people are doing to carry on.
Photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican composer Guillermo Galindo are turning human trash found on the US-Mexico border into instruments, giving a new identity to fragments of lost lives.
When my friend Luis mentioned he'd heard of a remote place in Mexico where people go to dig up the psychedelic cactus and trip in the desert, it seemed like a no-brainer.
Portland photographer Missy Prince on deserts, darkrooms, and goats on leashes.
Scientist Hari Mogosanu thinks moving humans to Mars is our best bet for protecting mankind against extinction.
Arizona's Bedrock City is a borderline abandoned amusement park that is still open for business. For the low, low price of $5, you can wander through oblivion. And you should.
Earlier this month there were 13 fires burning in the San Diego area. During mandatory evacuations, homeowners leave everything behind, knowing they might never see it again. Some stick around to fend off the flames themselves.
Ray-Ban and VICE teamed up to throw a party in a mansion out in Palm Desert this past weekend to celebrate both the festivities in the desert that weekend and the launch of The Envision Series.
Back in February, the only way to reach the city of Gao in northern Mali was to hitch a ride with the French convoys that rolled through the desert every few days. Along the way, a VICE production crew made friends with some French soldiers and chatted wi…
Photos by Amanda Charchian and styling by Annette Lamothe-Ramos.
"Bedu" completes Jim Mangan's trilogy on the subject of rebirth, which includes "Winter's Children," used in the VICE June 2010 issue, and "Color'd," used as the cover and feature in the VICE 2011 Photo Issue.
The ambitious growth of the United Arab Emirates has attracted expatriates from all across the globe. It is this influx of new cultures that is causing the identity of the Emirates to evolve. "Desert Dreams" focuses on the coexistence of these different c…
While eating breakfast at a biker bar off a dirt road in the middle of nowhere, I met a curious chick named Ashby Lee Collinson.
Welcome to Slab City, a desolate stretch of desert in Southern California known to its inhabitants as The Last Free Place in America.
Tactical firearms training in the middle of the Nevada desert.
For this issue of VICE we spent a week living in the amazing contradiction of an outback town that is Coober Pedy.