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.
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
Keywords: Housing, People, Public Works, Transportation, All Images
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.
Keywords: Development, Housing, Urban, Vegetation, All Images
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
Keywords: Panorama, Un-developed, Vegetation, Wildlife, All Images