Women in Bakken

In 2012 and 2013, an oil boom took place in the Bakken Shale Formation in North Dakota,¬†due to technological advances in hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The area was crawling with men working 100 hour weeks, earning up to $120,000 per year, living in trailer parks (called “man camps) where rent cost nearly as much as a New York City apartment. I travelled to the region to photograph the lives of women in a town dominated by men trying to get ahead after the financial crisis of 2009.

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