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Laura McPhee
Guardians of Solitude

Desert Chronicle
The Home and the World
Guardians of Solitude
River of No Return
Driveway Portraits
Tea Pluckers
No Ordinary Land

The images in this series were made in three canyons in the White Cloud Mountains of central Idaho in 2008. About three years earlier, on a windy early September day, a man burning a cardboard box in a burn barrel watched helplessly as sparks escaped and ignited the dry brush at his feet. Over the next two weeks, 40,838 acres of forest burned in a wildfire that was ultimately extinguished by snowfall.