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Born Free and Equal 2015

For a person like Ansel Adams to come to an internment camp to photograph camp life, where people are pretty bitter for being there, I thought, this man is sympathetic to the situation, to the Japanese American people. —Archie Miyatake Written and photographed by Ansel Adams at Manzanar in 1943, Born Free and Equal was […]

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A Weekend to Remember

It’s a weekend to remember in the Owens Valley with two great events worthy of mentioning. As autumn rolls north to south through the Owens Valley, the cottonwoods continue to show their brilliant orange and red leaves. With the backdrop of fall coloring the periphery of the Great Basin’s westernmost landscape, join the Eastern California […]

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Jeff and Rosy, Wheeler Camp ©2013 Wynne Benti

November, already! Time for the desert.

Fall arrived in the Eastern Sierra when the aspens began changing color from to brilliant yellow, orange, and red in mid-September, then rolled down the Sierra slopes to the Owens Valley. Now, the first week of November, the last of the cottonwoods are turning orange. The Owens Valley floor is covered with thousands of cottonwoods […]

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