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.
with a text from Leslie Le Roux