In her photographic series “Gateway to Death Valley”, artist Pamela Littkty documented life in the towns of Baker, California and Beatty, Nevada which both call themselves the gateways to Death Valley. Littky’s images portray the desolate landscape and the weathered inhabitants that choose to call it home. "I was drawn to the fact that they chose to make their homes in not only a very remote area, but in one with such extreme conditions," explains Littky. A book of these images has been published by Kehrer Verlag titled “Vacancy”.
text by Canbra Hodsdon