The people and landscape of Nebraska along the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Listen to an introduction to the work here.
Holt county, NE, along the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route.
An old Cadillac sits in the garage of Byron "Stix" Steskal in Stuart. Steskal owns property that is in the path of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
Rosemary Kilmurry, 93, in her living room near Atkinson, NE. The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would cut through her property.
Michael and Richard Kilmurry speak with each other while working cattle near Atkinson, NE. The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would cut through their family's property.
Men gather for breakfast at a cafe in Atkinson, NE. The Keystone XL pipeline would cross about nine miles away from the cafe.
Jake Crumly, 15, left, father Ryan Crumly, and Zach Crumly hunt for deer on opening weekend on their family's property near Page, NE. The proposed Keystone XL would cut through the property.
Meghan Hammond feeds goats on her and her husband's property where the Keystone XL pipeline would potentially cut through.
Mike Blocher is nuzzled by one of his horses on his horse ranch near Oakdale, NE. The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would cut through his ranch.
Ron and Jeanne Crumly stand on their family's property near Page, NE. The proposed Keystone XL would cut through their property.
Jackie Kilmurry stands on 476th Avenue near Atkinson, NE. Kilmurry stands where the proposed Keystone XL pipeline will cut through her family's property.
The Green Plains Central City ethanol plant in Central City, NE. The town is 13 miles away from the Keystone XL pipeline's proposed path.
Art and Helen Tanderup, in their living room in Neligh, NE.
Late corn is harvested near Fullerton, NE where the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would cut through just a few miles up the road.
A funeral takes place at St. Boniface Cemetery in Elgin, NE. The town is eight miles away from the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
The Kilmurry family's cattle are driven just yards from where the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would cut through the property of the Kilmurry family.
Mike Blocher burns rubbish on his horse ranch near Oakdale, NE. The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would cut through his ranch.
The driveway of Art and Helen Tanderup off of 857th Road near Neligh, NE. Neligh is less than six miles from the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
Early snow, Atkinson, NE. The Keystone XL pipeline would cross about nine miles away.
Snow covers the ground on 857th Road near Neligh, NE. Neligh is less than six miles from the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
Wild turkeys cross 469th Avenue between Stuart, NE and the Niobrara River. The pipeline would cross the Niobrara River as well as 50 other crossings of perennial streams. A spill could potentially threaten wildlife and water quality.
A man repairs a sign in York, Nebraska. York, a town of 7,700, is less than five miles east of the proposed pipeline.
Wind generators stand near the property of Mike Blocher's home and horse ranch in Oakdale, Nebraska. The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would cut through his property. One of Blocher's concern's is based in experience. While the wind generators were being built, ownership changed numerous times. He said the same thing can happen to the pipeline, that it's ownership could become even more remote than TransCanada is to most property owners opposing the pipeline now.
A fire burns on a corn farm in Antelope county, along U.S. Route 275.
The sun sets in Aurora, NE behind the Aventine West Ethanol plant. Aurora is 15 miles from the path of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
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Lost In The Pines
A large portion of the American population, specifically the Baby Boomers, are becoming senior citizens. Those born in 1943, the beginning of the boom, are turning 60 years old this year.
Also, Social Security has been highly scrutinized for its perceived inability to take care of America’s aging population. This problem will be especially significant in Southeast Ohio, where people tend to be on the low end of the socioeconomic ladder.
Harry Clary is being held by nurse's aide Teresa Lamb while he is being put to bed. Mr. Clary passed away days later.
A resident and stroke patient watches a rerun of "Leave It to Beaver" in the activities room.
Lola Hibbard chuckles with nurses on the day she checks out. Hibbard was at the center recovering from an injury.
One of two weekly bingo games unfolds in the activity room. The room has since been remodeled into a "serenity room" filled with baubles and painted lavender color to help comfort agitated residents with Alzheimer's.
Ben Clay’s son-in-law holds his hands as he suffers end-stage colon cancer. Clay passed away a week later.
Activities aide Mary Stewart caresses resident Kate Cornwell during a Wednesday gospel show.
Joanna Chiki looks at old family photos as her husband Al rests. Both live together at the center and suffer from dementia.
Rita Schumacher, right, wipes her face during a visit by her husband, Bob, center. Rita shares the room with Mary Cuetan, left. Most people at the center share rooms with other residents.
Blaine and Boyd Cornwell, professional caddies by trade, sing gospel music they've written themselves to residents of the center. The Cornwell's mother is a resident at the center.
Ben Clay is surrounded by family as he rests. He passed away two days later.
Wilma Jean Pugh is shown a greeting card from a local church. Pugh was born with severe Down syndrome, and is believed one of the oldest people living with the condition.
Della Cheney has a Mother's Day corsage pinned to her lapel. A local Wal-Mart donated the corsages on the day after the holiday.
R. N. Pam Yost holds on to resident Howard Wilson as he tries to leave the center. Often, people with Alzheimer's suffer from sundown syndrome, become agitated and wander in the late afternoon and evening hours.
Resident Howard Wilson suffers from a headache after playing his harmonica.
Lewis Hillyer looks out the front window. Hillyer had checked in the previous week. He said he would not be leaving the center.
Of The Land
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Orphaned at the Border
What happens to the children caught between the demands of the American labor market and a struggling Mexican economy? Many arrive at orphanages clustered along the cities along the U.S./Mexico border. When their parents have died of thirst making the journey across the border, or have succumbed to drug abuse in a major drug traffic zone, children arrive in the care of the Mexican municipal government system.
The border fence between Agua Prieta, Mexico and Douglas, Arizona. Crosses on the fence signify people who have died attempting to enter the United States. From "Orphaned at the Border," January 1, 2007 in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico.
Armando Bermudez installs barbed wire at Casa Pepito. Children are often returned to Mexico and left at the orphanage after being picked up by the Border Patrol trying to enter the United States with their parents. The wire is used to keep them at the orphanage for their own safety.
From left, Eulogio Felix, 9, Sergio Valesquez, 6, “Tia” Lourdes Martinez, and Jennifer Hernandez, 7, play in the courtyard of the orphanage. Despite their situation, the children always find ways to have fun.
Raymundo Avila, 8, cries after not being allowed to follow a group of visitors that left the orphanage. Raymundo often has to be distracted when visitors leave to keep him from becoming upset.
Orphan Raymundo Avila, 9, Lorena Rios, son Nathanaiel, seven months, and Evan Rios watch their son Sergio, 7, play during a visitation day. The Rios family has been separated because of parental drug use.
Settling arguments is part of the daily routine. One of the tias, or “aunts” who work at the orphanage said children placed there are “agressivo, pelenciero y ambicioso,” aggressive, contentious, and stingy.
Sergio Valesquez, 6, showers with other children before their eight o’clock bedtime.
“Tia” Ana Rosales carries Hector Galvez, 2, and J. J. Hernandez, 19 months, to bed. The number of children can fluctuate, depending on the time of year. From "Orphaned at the Border," January 1, 2007 in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico.
Fernando Figueroa, 10, Sergio Valesquez, 6, Rigo Montano, 9, and Eulogio Felix, 9, watch Lucha Libre, or Mexican-style wrestling on television.
Miriam and Jose Herrera wave goodbye to hector Galvez, 21 months, who they are in the process of adopting. The adoption process can take up to two years.
Sergio Valesquez, 6, and Eulogio Felix, 9, play with a rope and football, tossing it over the wall and pulling it back over again and again.
Bull Riding School
Twice a year, the Sankey Rodeo School comes through New Caney, Texas for a weekend clinic on bull riding. Some of the students have experience, but many have nothing but a dream to climb on the back of an agitated bovine.