a violent and oppressive wind blowing in summer, bringing sand from the desert. From Arabic habüb “blowing furiously”.

A follow up to HIGLEY, published in 2007, which documented the sudden material ‘progress’ of Higley, Arizona, a farming community transformed by the booming housing market of the American West.

The new frontier in the West is the ever-expanding urban fringe. Haboob is a mesmerizing portrait of a small desert town caught in the crossfire between land speculators and beneficiaries of the growth machine. The result is a pictorial document of civilization and barbarism. Andrew Ross, author of Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World’s Least Sustainable City 

See more about the project HABOOB.

28×32 cm. 42 photos.

KEHRER, 2012
ISBN 978-3-86828-345-7

with a text from Leslie Le Roux

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