“Women in the Desert” is a body of photographs that explores the volume of women who have migrated to the high desert as a place for recovery and transformative change.

The high desert of the Morongo Basin provides a rare and singular expanse of solitude. The intensity of its landscape cannot be avoided or ignored, and it wields a strong emotional pull toward introspection. The Mojave’s demands for reinvention and self-reliance reverberate in the lives of the women of this project. Their stories are both different and equivalent, sharing a common drive to embrace solitude along with the volatile honesty and anxiety that accompany it. Each adrift in emotional and material struggles, these women are open-hearted and uncommonly brave. Broken down by circumstance, they’ve entered into their chapters in the desert seeking clarity and renewal instead of escape.



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