Cave Diving Is Like Floating in Space
How a rogue community of divers mapped thousands of water-filled caves in the desert.
How a 20-Year-Old Punk Kid and the Minutemen Pioneered Mainstream Music Festival Culture
Stuart Swezey's Desolation Centre 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.
Photos of Navajo Who Have Refused to Leave Their Land
For decades, a stubborn band of indigenous people has refused to leave the land called Big Mountain, defying both the government and coal companies.
Shooting the Aura of the Australian Outback
Tim Hillier's photos of the Outback shot from single-engine planes paint the landscape with rainbows.
Photos of Artificial Tourist Paradises in Australia and Dubai
In his series Gold, photographer Sean Fennessy examines the similarities between the two surreal cities.
Trucks and Children Are Sucking the Beaches of Morocco Dry
A critical ingredient in concrete, glass and microchips, sand is a hot commodity – and in Morocco, illegal extraction costs the government $1.1 billion in unpaid taxes.
Portraits Without People in Coober Pedy
Abigail Varney's series explores a sense of space and desolation.
The Worst Drought in 500 Years
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.
Shoes, Books, Bullets and Backpacks – Every Found Object On the Mexican Border Represents a Tragedy
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.
I Dug Up Peyote in the Mexican Desert
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.
Mossless in America: Missy Prince
Landscapes of the American South West.
The Beautiful Decay of Bedrock City
For the low, low price of $5, you can wander through the oblivion that is Valle, Arizona’s Bedrock City. And you should.