Coverage of polygamy throughout the West, including many groups and individuals, but with a focus on the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS). The editing of my polygamy work is very loose, as it is meant to be a historical archive rather than a portfolio.

Hildale , Utah

Princess Party

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
A princess party was thrown for several young FLDS girls in Colorado City, Ariz., Friday March 16, 2018, as a reward for reading books. Before the party, Lolly Bistline posed for a portrait.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
A princess party was thrown for several young FLDS girls in Colorado City, Ariz., Friday March 16, 2018, as a reward for reading books. Before the party, Kathy Bistline puts lipstick on her sister Lolly during their first experience with makeup.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
A princess party was thrown for several young FLDS girls in Colorado City, Ariz., Friday March 16, 2018, as a reward for reading books. Before the party, Angela showed her braids.




Colorado City , Arizona

Isaac Carling Cemetery

Love. Isaac W. Carling Memorial Park, Colorado City, Friday March 16, 2018.

Colorado City , Arizona

Around Short Creek

windmills, vermillion cliffs, Hildale/Colorado City, Friday March 16, 2018.


snow, vermillion cliffs, Hildale/Colorado City, Friday March 16, 2018.


homes, Hildale/Colorado City, Friday March 16, 2018.

homes, Hildale/Colorado City, Friday March 16, 2018.
homes, Hildale/Colorado City, Friday March 16, 2018.
homes, Hildale/Colorado City, Friday March 16, 2018.
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
building in hildale industrial area, Saturday March 17, 2018. Yeah, I know what it was used for.

Hildale , Utah

Alicia

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)
Alicia, center, holds her children Rachel and Joshua tight while a family member recounts their experience in the 2008 raid on the YFZ Ranch.

Colorado City , Arizona

Rulon T. Jeffs

South Jordan , Utah

A new haircut can represent freedom

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Colorado City , Arizona

Christmas Market

Dawn Bistline-Cooke at a Christmas Market in Colorado City, Ariz., Saturday December 16, 2017.

Karen Dutson selling products at a Christmas Market in Colorado City, Ariz., Saturday December 16, 2017.

A sign shows various ailments Liz and Karen Dutson offer oil blends for at a Christmas Market in Colorado City, Ariz., Saturday December 16, 2017.

Colorado City , Arizona

Jessica

Jessica Barlow at Cottonwood Park in Colorado City, Ariz., Saturday December 16, 2017.

Cedar City , Utah

FLDS in Cedar

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) A young woman and boy at a Cedar City home where members of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are purported to live, Wednesday November 8, 2017.

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