Turning a Lens on Antelope Canyon

There are few places on Earth so naturally beautiful that you literally fall silent at the sight of it. Lower Antelope Canyon, seven miles east of Page, AZ, is one of those special places. For years, I had seen it in photo books and magazine covers. Images of Antelope Canyon are iconic. But in moreContinue reading “Turning a Lens on Antelope Canyon”

Shortcut to Sagebrush

Navajo Route 20 is one of those roads you can only find if you’re looking for it. The epitome of rural, is stretches almost 40 miles from Gap, a town you won’t find on Google Maps, to Lechee, near Page. Only a few miles of either end are paved. The rest is a rough, washboardContinue reading “Shortcut to Sagebrush”

Navajo Entrepreneurs Struggle to Rebound from Recession

Wind whips along U.S. Route 160, a two-lane rural highway that stretches like an obsidian necklace across the sandstone hills and valleys of the Navajo Nation. Sand blows from one dusty shoulder to the other in long trails that twist and wriggle like ethereal snakes. A row of plywood booths is strung out from theContinue reading “Navajo Entrepreneurs Struggle to Rebound from Recession”

Leupp’s Famous Onion Rings

You can see Leupp from miles around, where it’s perched on a small plateau overlooking the high desert. Surrounding the town are dozens of small houses, each spread over several acres. Cows look up from grazing on small patches of yellowed wild grass to watch my car speed down the rough, two lane road leadingContinue reading “Leupp’s Famous Onion Rings”

Walking with the Diné

Yesterday, I drove nearly 250 miles — first from Flagstaff to Leupp and back and then from Flag to Tuba City and back. In total, I was gone about 9 hours and every minute of was worth it. The purpose of my trip to the Navajo Nation (Naabeehó Bináhásdzo in Navajo) was to interview peopleContinue reading “Walking with the Diné”