Colorado City , Arizona

Three Recently Out

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Allie Steed, Helen Holm and Heidi Holm on Saturday December 1, 2012 in Colorado City. The three young women recently left the FLDS church.


Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune
Allie Steed, Helen Holm and Heidi Holm look at their phones Saturday December 1, 2012 in Colorado City. The three young women recently left the FLDS church.


Colorado City , Arizona

Braiding Hair

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Heidi Holm does her hair Saturday December 1, 2012 in Colorado City. Holm and her sister Helen recently left the FLDS church.

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune
Allie Steed does her hair, Helen Holm at rear on Saturday December 1, 2012 in Colorado City. The three young women recently left the FLDS church.

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune
Helen Holm working on Allie Steed’s hair Saturday December 1, 2012 in Colorado City. The two young women recently left the FLDS church.
Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune
Heidi Holm does her hair Saturday December 1, 2012 in Colorado City. Holm and her sister Helen (at rear) recently left the FLDS church.
Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune
Heidi Holm does her hair Saturday December 1, 2012 in Colorado City. Holm and her sister Helen recently left the FLDS church.

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune
Heidi Holm does her hair Saturday December 1, 2012 in Colorado City. Holm and her sister Helen recently left the FLDS church.




Colorado City , Arizona

Around Short Creek

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune
Children walking through town, Friday November 30, 2012 in Hildale.
kids walking, Friday November 30, 2012.
flds kids with honk signs, Friday November 30, 2012.
view looking north toward warren jeffs home, el capitan, Friday November 30, 2012.
kids swinging, Friday November 30, 2012.
girls on swing, Friday November 30, 2012.

Colorado City , Arizona

Walls

wall. Friday November 30, 2012.

trailer home with zion over door, Friday November 30, 2012.

wall. Friday November 30, 2012.
makeshift roadblock near united order center/warehouse/warren jeffs home, Friday November 30, 2012.

trailer home with zion over door, Friday November 30, 2012.

Colorado City , Arizona

The Zion Collection

Zion sign over door, Friday November 30, 2012.


Colorado City , Arizona

UEP Meeting

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune
Bruce Wisan, Bill Richards, UEP community meeting Friday November 30, 2012 in Colorado City.

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune
UEP community meeting Friday November 30, 2012 in Colorado City.

Hildale , Utah

Over the Fence

kids climbing gate to the zoo, Friday November 30, 2012.

kids climbing gate to the zoo, Friday November 30, 2012.

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Children climbing a fence at what was once a thriving community zoo, Friday November 30, 2012 in Hildale.

Hildale , Utah

FLDS Young Men – The Fire

FLDS boys and a bonfire in Hildale, Utah

This scene was my reward for spending a long day driving around Short Creek looking for anything or anyone worth photographing. In fact, here is the route I drove through the day:

and here are the locations of the photos I took (all from the street, didn’t meet anyone, talk to anyone, or go into any homes):

After a few minutes the boys saw me and moved off into the darkness.

Colorado City , Arizona

Around Short Creek

boys on roof of barn, Thursday November 29, 2012.

women walking, blurred through windshield, Thursday November 29, 2012.

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The FLDS phrase Keep Sweet appears on a cooling unit above a home Thursday November 29, 2012 in Colorado City.



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