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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