Terry Evans, Oil pads and prairie potholes northeast of McGregor, May 2012

Soon the owner of the camp came running from his office, berating us for trespassing. He more or less forced us back to the main road. “I could call the police,” he threatened. “You have no idea how devastated these people are. You didn’t see smiles, did you? Banks won’t let them in the back door. Husbands are here without wives. There are fights in bars. I won’t allow you to photograph the misery of people in this camp.” And then: “This isn’t a boom. It’s an industry. They’re putting in $50 million office buildings. This is going to be Anchorage, Alaska, right here.”—Elizabeth Farnsworth

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Terry EvansOil pads and prairie potholes northeast of McGregor, May 2012

Soon the owner of the camp came running from his office, berating us for trespassing. He more or less forced us back to the main road. “I could call the police,” he threatened. “You have no idea how devastated these people are. You didn’t see smiles, did you? Banks won’t let them in the back door. Husbands are here without wives. There are fights in bars. I won’t allow you to photograph the misery of people in this camp.” And then: “This isn’t a boom. It’s an industry. They’re putting in $50 million office buildings. This is going to be Anchorage, Alaska, right here.”
—Elizabeth Farnsworth

Read more here.





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