Phoenix Transect Project

Taylor James

Taylor James has spent time living in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and now the Southwest. Much of his work deals with humans and their interactions with the environment. He graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Photography and is currently pursuing an MFA in Photography at Arizona State University.

Traveling north on Route 87, the views of Tonto National Forest appear pristine and beautiful. Towering saguaros pepper a land that seems to go on endlessly. It wasn’t until I ventured off of the highway onto one of the many dirt roads intersecting Tonto that the pristine landscape revealed a different truth. Gunshots can be heard coming from all directions and bullet holes can be found piercing many of the saguaros. This part of the desert is frequented by car after car full of people from across the valley who participate in recreational target shooting. As a result the land is now littered by bullet casings, shotgun shells, broken glass, beer cans, busted vacuums, used propane tanks and just about anything you can imagine. Plinking is the act of shooting an object not originally intended as a target.

Email: info.taylorjamesphoto@gmail.com

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Migrant Mortality Map
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Date: unknown
Keywords: Border, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: 1995-2016 Immigrant Death Site Map
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Date: unknown
Keywords: Border, Desert, Human Rights, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Stopped by the Border Patrol
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Date: unknown
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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Migrant Shoe - Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
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Date: 10/2015
Keywords: Artifact, Border, Desert, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
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Date: unknown
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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Three Day Walk
Description: For a complete interactive map go to the Humane Borders website. http://www.humaneborders.info/app/map.asp
Date: unknown
Keywords: Border, Mexico, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Migrant's Last View - 1.3 Miles South from Route 8
Description: Location where a migrant passed away in 2015
Date: 4/2016
Keywords: Border, Desert, Landscape, Panorama, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Agua Pura - Samaritan Water Drop
Description:
Date: 10/2015
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Desert, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Vandalized Food Drop
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Date: 2/2015
Keywords: Border, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Slashed Black Water Bottles
Description: Black water bottles are sold on the Mexican side of the border. They are carried at night as not to reflect any moon light.
Date: unknown
Keywords: Artifact, Border, Desert, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Black Water Bottle along Pipe Line Road
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Date: 2/2016
Keywords: Border, Desert, Landscape, Panorama, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Border Patrol
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Date: 2/2016
Keywords: Border, Desert, Landscape, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Caution
Description:
Date: 10/2015
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Landscape, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Emergency Beacon seen from Copper Mountains
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Date: unknown
Keywords: Border, Desert, Human Rights, Landscape, Panorama, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Emergency Water Beacon
Description:
Date: 11/2015
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Landscape, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Gracias
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Date: unknown
Keywords: Border, Desert, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Migrant Shirt
Description:
Date: 10/2015
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Human Rights, Landscape, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title:
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Date: 2/2016
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Landscape, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Samaritan Water Drop Near Hat Mountain
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Date: unknown
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Human Rights, Landscape, Panorama, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Medical Examiners Glove
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Date: 3/2016
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Human Rights, Landscape, Panorama, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title:
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Date: 3/2016
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Landscape, Panorama, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Saguaro as Grave Marker
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Date: unknown
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Human Rights, Landscape, Panorama, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title:
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Date: 3/2016
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Human Rights, Landscape, Panorama, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Migrant's Last View
Description: An unknown migrant passed away here and his remains were discovered in 2014. This would have been his last view.
Date: 3/2016
Location: Ajo
Keywords: Border, Desert, Human Rights, Landscape, Panorama, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Last View
Description: Unknown migrants Last View
Date: 3/2016
Keywords: Border, Desert, Human Rights, Landscape, Panorama, Water, immigration, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: InstaShoot - Images appropriated from a popular image sharing site
Description:
Date: 5/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Panorama, People, Plinking, Portrait, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Tonto National Forest
Description:
Date: 1/2014
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Landscape, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Bee Line Highway
Description:
Date: 1/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Saguaro Cheese
Description:
Date: 1/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Landscape, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Sugarloaf Mountain
Description:
Date: 3/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Landscape, Panorama, People, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title:
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Date: unknown
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Landscape, Panorama, People, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Four Peaks
Description:
Date: 1/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Landscape, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Plinking Range
Description:
Date: 1/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Landscape, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Gunz
Description:
Date: unknown
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Landscape, Plinking, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: California Plinker
Description:
Date: 4/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Landscape, People, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Plinkers
Description:
Date: 3/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Landscape, People, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Plinker
Description:
Date: 3/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, People, Plinking, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: From Chandler
Description:
Date: 4/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, People, Plinking, Portrait, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title:
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Date: 2/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Exploding Target
Description:
Date: 4/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Star Craft II: Wings of Liberty
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Date: 4/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Kids at Play
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Date: 2/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: ISIS
Description:
Date: 3/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Photo Explosion
Description:
Date: 4/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Strawberry Shortcake
Description:
Date: 4/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: USBC Approved
Description:
Date: 4/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Car Hood
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Date: 2/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: TV Screen #1
Description:
Date: 4/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: TV Screen #2
Description:
Date: 1/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Dell
Description:
Date: 4/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Water Tank
Description:
Date: 2/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, People, Plinking, Public Space, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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Contributor: Taylor James
Title: Clean Your Shit
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Date: 2/2015
Keywords: Desert, Guns, People, Plinking, Recreation, Shooting, All Images

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