They come to Slab City, out of work and low on hope, to endure heat, sandstorms and life on the edge
The way in to Slab City.
George Carranco, a nine-month resident of Slab City, sitting in the shade with his dogs Panda and Lobo.
Dave Huntington, who runs the Jesus Appleseed Ministry (left), with George Carranco (center) and Jerry Jones, one of the longest-term "slabbers," at JAM after a communal dinner.
Kids from the two families with children at Slab City in front of the Christian Center ministry look through clothing left on a slab in front of the church.
The community bulletin board on the main drag. One of the residents sells solar panels, the easiest way to get electricity on site.
A trailer off the main drag decorated with found objects. Many trailers are empty during the brutally hot summer months.
Sanitary facilities hearken back to an age gone by due to the lack of running water or sewage hookups.
A Christian art project that stops most visitors right before the entrance to Slab City.
James Edwards' 11-year-old daughter twirling her Hula Hoop at the regular Saturday open mike at the Range.
George Carranco and his dog Lobo at sunset by the Jesus Appleseed Ministry trailer where he is currently staying.
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