ERICMICHAELJOHNSON

Where the Plains Meet the Rockies

Where the Plains Meet the Rockies documents rural nurses as they care for the people of small farming and mining communities in Wyoming’s rugged landscape, far removed from our nation's healthcare debate. 

America’s healthcare is dominated by big business and technology, and its problems are complex. There is a tenuous relationship between the industry, the professionals that deliver it, and the communities and individuals that are affected. In Wyoming, many areas face difficulties in access to services and shortages of primary care physicians. Unhealthy lifestyles are deeply ingrained and new technologies and medications enable us to live longer.

Where the Plains Meet the Rockies is a photo story guided by the daily lives of rural nurses as they encounter the beauty and tension that is caregiving. 

*completed with a grant/fellowship from The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation