Phoenix Transect Project

Amy Richardson

Amy Richardson was born in Buckeye, Arizona in 1984. As a third generation Buckeye native, Amy was raised in a farming family. She lived there until 2004 when she moved to Tempe, Arizona to attend Arizona State University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography in December of 2006.

In 2000, there were about 6,500 people living in Buckeye, AZ. The current population is about 30,000 and by the year 2010, 100,000 people are projected to be living in Buckeye.
My goal going into this project in the Spring of 2007, was to effectively document the change that is currently going on in my hometown of Buckeye, Arizona. I quickly realized that the major assets that are being lost in the town’s transition to suburbia are the open spaces; farm fields and desert land. Throughout the semester I revisited a number of sites multiple times, documenting the development process over time. By photographing the transformation of these areas of land within these sites, I believe we can see the impact of the rapid change on the local culture and way of life.

Email: amy.n.richardson@gmail.com

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Half Wall 3
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Date: 3/2008
Keywords: Construction, Development, Housing, Rephotography, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Canal 3
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Date: 2/2008
Keywords: Construction, Development, Housing, Rephotography, Transportation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Red Diamonds 3
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Date: 3/2008
Keywords: Construction, Development, Housing, Rephotography, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Mail
Description: A small hispanic community just west of downtown Buckeye will likely soon be lost to commercial development.
Date: 2/2007
Keywords: Housing, People, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Power Line Birds
Description: Along the BID canal, facing east toward downtown Buckeye.
Date: 2/2007
Keywords: Agriculture, Canal, Water, Wildlife, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Birds
Description: After being irrigated, this field is full of red winged black birds.
Date: 2/2007
Keywords: Agriculture, Vegetation, Wildlife, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Trucks
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Date: 2/2007
Keywords: Demolition, Transportation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Missing Brick
Description: In a new development on the corner of Broadway and Miller in dowtown Buckeye.
Date: 0/2006
Keywords: Development, Housing, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Just Add Water
Description: Facing east on the corner of Broadway and Miller.
Date: 0/2006
Keywords: Agriculture, Development, Housing, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
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Description: When the land that this historic Victorian house sat on was sold to developers, the town decided to have it moved to downtown Buckeye as a part of preserving the town\'s past. These are the original o
Date: 0/2007
Keywords: Housing, People, Public Works, Transportation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Candy Canes
Description: Another stage of development along Jackrabbit.
Date: 0/2006
Keywords: Construction, Development, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Pulte Homes
Description: The beginning of the development along Jackrabbit.
Date: 0/2006
Keywords: Construction, Development, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Grandma Out Back
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Date: 2/2008
Keywords: Housing, People, Private Space, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Henry Farm
Description: This farm that was once home to an entire farming family was recently sold to developers and will soon become a housing development.
Date: 1/2007
Keywords: Agriculture, Development, Housing, Panorama, People, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Open Road
Description: An area just east of downtown area that is still completely surrounded by farming fields.
Date: 0/2007
Keywords: Agriculture, Public Space, Transportation, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Rhodes\' Trailer
Description: This trailer once housed the farmer that owned and farmed the surrounding fields is now wrecked nad abandoned.
Date: 1/2007
Keywords: Housing, People, Private Space, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: The Rhodes' Tree
Description: A tree in the front yard of the trailer.
Date: 0/2007
Keywords: Agriculture, Housing, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Dying Cactus
Description: This part of Verrado remains raw desert and has yet to be developed. It is separated from the rest of Verrado with sidewalks and lines of palm trees.
Date: 0/2007
Keywords: Development, Public Space, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Buckeye Parkway Center Panorama
Description: The first view of the southeast corner at I-10 and Verrado Way, before they had broken ground.
Date: 2/2007
Keywords: Commercial, Panorama, Rephotography, Retail, Un-developed, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Buckeye Parkway Center Panorama
Description: A panoramic view of the progress at the southeast corner of I-10 and Verrado Way
Date: 3/2007
Keywords: Commercial, Construction, Panorama, Rephotography, Retail, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Canal 1
Description: A view of the road construction on Jackrabbit, looking north.
Date: 3/2007
Keywords: Construction, Development, Housing, Rephotography, Transportation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Canal 2
Description: A view of the road construction on Jackrabbit, looking north.
Date: 4/2007
Keywords: Construction, Development, Housing, Rephotography, Transportation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Do Not Enter 2
Description: From the east side of Jackrabbit, looking west at the developement on the other side.
Date: 4/2007
Keywords: Construction, Development, Housing, Rephotography, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Do Not Enter 1
Description: From the east side of Jackrabbit, looking west at the developement on the other side.
Date: 3/2007
Keywords: Construction, Development, Housing, Rephotography, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Red Diamonds 2
Description: Just inside the developement on the east side of Jackrabbit. On Morning Glory Drive, facing south.
Date: 4/2007
Keywords: Development, Housing, Rephotography, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Red Diamonds 1
Description: Just inside the developement on the east side of Jackrabbit. On Morning Glory Drive, facing south.
Date: 3/2007
Keywords: Development, Housing, Rephotography, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Tree Stand
Description: Inside one of the new developements, close to downtown. Trees are transplanted into these developements and are held up usually by ropes, sometimes with these medal braces.
Date: 0/2007
Keywords: Development, Housing, Urban, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Field Irrigation
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Date: 3/2007
Keywords: Agriculture, Vegetation, Water, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Hassayampa River
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Date: 3/2007
Keywords: River, Vegetation, Water, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: I Love You Bettie
Description: Overlooking the Hassayampa River
Date: 2/2007
Keywords: Marker, River, Transportation, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Driving Truck
Description: Very few cars travel this route, mostly all of them are industrial trucks.
Date: 2/2007
Keywords: Un-developed, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Crop Circles
Description: A farm right next to the Hassayampa River.
Date: 2/2007
Keywords: Agriculture, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Power Plant
Description: Along the Salome Highway facing west toward the Palo Verde Power Plant.
Date: 2/2007
Keywords: Public Works, Un-developed, Vegetation, Wildlife, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Desert View Through Pipe
Description: A view, looking through a water pipe that will soon be in the ground, of the desert where the marketplace will be built.
Date: 3/2007
Keywords: Construction, Un-developed, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Birds on Broken Dam
Description: A view of the broken dam from the south.
Date: 2/2007
Keywords: Riparian, Salt River, Vegetation, Water, Wildlife, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Petroglyphs 4
Description: A close up of Indian writings found on rocks, deep in the brush
Date: 3/2007
Keywords: Artifact, Marker, Un-developed, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Petroglyphs 3
Description: A close up of Indian writings found on rocks, deep in the brush
Date: 3/2007
Keywords: Artifact, Marker, Un-developed, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Petroglyphs 2
Description: A close up of Indian writings found on rocks, deep in the brush
Date: 3/2007
Keywords: Artifact, Marker, Un-developed, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Petroglyphs 1
Description: A group of Indian writings found on rocks, tucked deep in the brush.
Date: 3/2007
Keywords: Artifact, Marker, Un-developed, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Half Wall 2
Description: Inside the development on the east side of Jackrabbit, on Morning Glory Drive facing north.
Date: 4/2007
Keywords: Development, Housing, Rephotography, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Half Wall 1
Description: Inside the development on the east side of Jackrabbit, on Morning Glory Drive facing north.
Date: 3/2007
Keywords: Development, Housing, Rephotography, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Cactus panorama
Description: Facing east on Verrado Way. This is a part of Verrado closer to the I-10 that has not been developed yet. It is mostly still raw desert in this area though some cacti and trees have been removed and p
Date: 3/2007
Keywords: Panorama, Un-developed, Vegetation, Wildlife, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Pulte House Signs
Description: Inside the developement on the west side of Jackrabbit, a pile of signs to mark future house sites.
Date: 2/2007
Keywords: Development, Housing, Marker, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Cattle Guard
Description: South of the I-10 on Verrado Way, facng south. Verrado Way is being built through to Yuma Rd. where it will meet up with Airport Rd.
Date: 1/2007
Keywords: Construction, Transportation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Desert Bushes
Description: Southwest corner of I-10 and Verrado Way, facing southwest
Date: 4/2007
Keywords: Housing, Public Space, Un-developed, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Palm Tree Trimmer
Description: Just north of I-10 on Verrado Way, facing west
Date: 4/2007
Keywords: Construction, Development, People, Vegetation, All Images

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Contributor: Amy Richardson
Title: Water Erosion with Blooming Tree
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Date: 3/2007
Keywords: Construction, Development, Retail, Vegetation, Water, All Images

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