Emily Caldwell 

This is a story of a man who calls himself the sheriff, the mayor, and the town drunk. He is Population: 1 in a forgotten town just off the border of Mexico. After 1941, the last resident left this mining encampment and no one ever came back… except for Sundog. After traveling for 14 years, he landed in this ghost town living as the miners did; without electricity or running water. He lives off the grid, on the land and local white-tailed deer that roam Southern Arizona. 

Over a 6 pack of his favorite beer, he showed me his town and shared outlaw stories of a place that once boasted a thriving community. The long drive back to civilization on winding dirt roads let my mind wander, as it still does, about this man living in a world without time or technology, alone in the desert. I have yet to find an example of someone living so connected to the land in the most sustainable example of living I’ve ever been lucky enough to have a taste of, if only for a day.

For his project titled “Sweet Car”, Spanish photographer Oscar Monzón shot a series of voyeuristic portraits of people seen through their car windows at night in downtown Madrid. The series raises questions about privacy and surveillance in a high-tech world. Oscar explains, “I invade the false privacy of the inside of the vehicles that drive along a big city in the most violent photographic way, showing the audience a reality altered by the same media that represents it.”