Andrew Phelps

 

Contemporary Photographers

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“Week by week, a township, once at the center of a farming expanse, is steadily loosing ground to the exploding metropolis known as the ‘greater Phoenix area’. Two-lane, dirt-shouldered, rough paved roads with names like Ellsworth, Ray, or Pecos are being widened and annexed by entrance drives to bedroom communities with promising names like ‘Heritage Springs’ or ‘Sunset Haven’. […] vast lots of land, along with their history are loosing the battle against a homogenous America. These photographs of Higley and the surrounding towns of Gilbert, Chandler and Queen Creek are an on-going documentation of this micro-cosmos of globalization.” - Andrew Phelps