In 2017, ecologist and writer Jack Dash and documentary photographer Luke Swenson began the first comprehensive botanical flora of the Atascosa Highlands. Their fieldwork has developed into a transdisciplinary visual storytelling project combining botanical survey, oral history, and documentary photography to explore this notoriously rugged landscape. Atascosa Borderlands has been made possible through the non-profit fiscal sponsor SocialGood with support by the Kalliopeia Foundation.





Special thanks to: Arizona Humanities, Tallia Cahoon, Pat and Howard Frederick, Mary Noon Kasulaitis, James Verrier, Susan Carnahan, Julie Pochron, William Mebane, Lano Dash, and Olivia Chernoff.


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