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.

Colorado City , Arizona

Around Short Creek

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FLDS member Bonnie Ream in front of her daughter’s home in Colorado City, Ariz., Tuesday May 23, 2017. Ream has recently moved fifty miles away to Ivins after being evicted from a UEP Trust property, but still returns occasionally to help family.


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flds kids with kittens, cats, Tuesday May 23, 2017.

Hildale , Utah

Water Canyon Graduation

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Water Canyon High School graduate Amy Barlow leads a procession of high-fives through Water Canyon Elementary prior to the high school’s graduation ceremony in Hildale, Monday May 22, 2017. Two years ago the school had one graduate, this year twenty-five.

Hildale , Utah

13th of 16, first to graduate

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Water Canyon High School graduate Danielle Barlow breaks down in tears in the arm of a friend, Paula Barlow, after a graduation ceremony in Hildale, Monday May 22, 2017. Barlow is the 13th of 16 children, and the first to earn a high school diploma.

Colorado City , Arizona

UEP Evictions: Oak Street and Uzona

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A photo of FLDS leader Warren Jeffs hangs on the front window of an FLDS family’s Hildale home, which is scheduled for eviction by the UEP Trust, Thursday May 11, 2017.

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An FLDS family’s belongings are boxed up in preparation for a move after the Hildale home was posted for eviction by the UEP Trust, Thursday May 11, 2017.

Colorado City , Arizona

UEP Evictions: Shannon and Liz

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Norma Richter, right, embraces a fellow FLDS member, Liz, who was evicted from her home in Colorado City, Ariz., Wednesday May 10, 2017.

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FLDS member Shannon Darger confronts UEP Trust agent Ted Barlow and Mohave County Constable Mike Hoggard as they change the locks on her Colorado City, AZ, home, Wednesday May 10, 2017. Like other FLDS members, Darger considers working with the UEP Trust to be against her religious beliefs and has chosen to move her family out of state rather than sign an occupancy agreement with the trust. At right, one of Darger’s children takes video of the confrontation.

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FLDS children take videos as a locksmith Kelvin Holdaway and Mohave County Constable Mike Hoggard change the locks on a Colorado City, AZ, home that FLDS members had been living in, Wednesday May 10, 2017.

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UEP eviction of property at 555 N Lauritzen Ave, Colorado City, AZ, Wednesday May 10, 2017. Marshal Sam Johnson tells FLDS children to leave the property.
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UEP eviction of property at 555 N Lauritzen Ave, Colorado City, AZ, Wednesday May 10, 2017. Marshal Sam Johnson tells residents they can retrieve their belongings from the yard.

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UEP eviction of property at 555 N Lauritzen Ave, Colorado City, AZ, Wednesday May 10, 2017. Four FLDS boys.




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UEP eviction of property at 555 N Lauritzen Ave, Colorado City, AZ, Wednesday May 10, 2017. Marshal Sam Johnson talks to Shannon Darger.

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Colorado City Town Marshal Sam Johnson orders young FLDS children to leave the property of a home being taken overy by the UEP Trust in Colorado City, AZ, Wednesday May 10, 2017.
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UEP eviction of property at 555 N Lauritzen Ave, Colorado City, AZ, Wednesday May 10, 2017. Marshal Sam Johnson tells FLDS children to leave the property.
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UEP eviction of property at 555 N Lauritzen Ave, Colorado City, AZ, Wednesday May 10, 2017. Marshal Sam Johnson tells FLDS children to leave the property.
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Colorado City Town Marshal Sam Johnson tells an FLDS woman who had been evicted from her Colorado City, AZ, home, that she will be allowed to retrieve her belongings from the yard, Wednesday May 10, 2017.

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UEP eviction of property at 555 N Lauritzen Ave, Colorado City, AZ, Wednesday May 10, 2017. Marshal Sam Johnson tells residents they can retrieve their belongings from the yard.

Colorado City , Arizona

UEP Evictions: Richard Street

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FLDS children carry belongings as they are evicted from their Colorado City, AZ, home by the UEP Trust after refusing to sign an occupancy agreement, Wednesday May 10, 2017.

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FLDS children look on after being evicted from their Colorado City, AZ, home by the UEP Trust after refusing to sign an occupancy agreement, Wednesday May 10, 2017.

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UEP eviction of property at 345 N Richard St, Colorado City, AZ, Wednesday May 10, 2017. FLDS mother Lydia Bateman with some of her children and grandchildren after being evicted from her home.



Colorado City , Arizona

UEP Evictions: N Lauritzen

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An FLDS woman named Liz ponders her next steps as she is evicted from her Colorado City, AZ, home, Wednesday May 10, 2017. Already living on a tight budget, the cost of an apartment outside of the community seems out of reach. The UEP Trust took control of many Colorado City homes this week as FLDS families continued to refuse to sign occupancy agreements with the trust on religious grounds.
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A small sign reading Zion, a common sight at FLDS homes, sits among a variety of belongings left behind as eviction of the Colorado City, AZ, home looms, Wednesday May 10, 2017. belongings outside






Colorado City , Arizona

UEP Evictions: Garden and Johnson

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FLDS onlookers as the UEP changes the locks on the home at 560 E Johnson Ave, Colorado City, AZ, Wednesday May 10, 2017.

Colorado City , Arizona

UEP Evictions: Willow St

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UEP eviction of home in Colorado City, AZ, Tuesday May 9, 2017.

Colorado City , Arizona

UEP Evictions: Richard Street

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The locks are changed on an empty home in Colorado City, AZ, Tuesday May 9, 2017, as part of the UEP Trust evictions.




Colorado City , Arizona

Lori’s

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flds girl with with kittens, Tuesday May 9, 2017. cat

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zion sign, Tuesday May 9, 2017.

Colorado City , Arizona

UEP Evictions: Central

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Two FLDS girls peer out of a window as the house across the street is evicted, in Colorado City, AZ, Tuesday May 9, 2017. The home they are standing in is also on the eviction list.