The Cultural Landscape Foundation / Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum

The Cultural Landscape Foundation asked me to go out to Joshua Tree to photograph the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum for the CLF’s annual Landslide program, which highlights “threatened and at-risk landscapes and landscape features” (story). Noah Purifoy (1917–2004) was an African American artist working with found objects. He moved from L.A. out to the desert in the 1980s and created numerous works, a desert legacy that must be preserved.