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Into darkeness and fire: My journey of self-discovery in North Dakota’s oil fields

Words and photos by Chris Rusanowsky.   It was time for me to make a change. I was twenty-two, a young photographer and knew that I needed to do something that helped me progress in my trade.   I needed to make money and work.   North Dakota provided that opportunity, and it was a place that many young men chased their dreams. I called us the "Oil Boom Boys.” We came here for an opportunity...

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WIND by Chad Ziemendorf

Room for 5 Million – An artist’s Westward expansion of the mind

Words by: Altman Studeny.  This incredible piece was Altman's keynote presentation at the 2016 OTA Bismarck event on March 14, 2016.   Photos by: Chad Ziemendorf.  These images are part of an ongoing personal project titled WIND.   In 1891, at the north end of Main Street in my hometown of Plankinton, South Dakota, a group of local businessmen and citizen volunteers erected a structure that was to showcase the bounty of Aurora County...

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The Capital at night | Bismarck

A celebration of Bismarck

Hello Bismarck friends!  Thanks to you and your support in 2014, Intersection Journal launched with extreme momentum after I spoke at 1 Million Cups downtown.  Since then I have made some incredible lifelong friends, have absorbed your infectious spirit of innovation and admired your ability to do life together.  Thank you for treating me as one of your own even though I've only lived in this great state for two...

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© Chad Ziemendorf | Main Street, Watford City, ND

A tribute to Watford City

This is where it all began. Looking North on Main Street in Watford City, ND on the evening of May 10, 2016. Image © Chad Ziemendorf   A letter from Chad Ziemendorf to the amazing people of Watford City:   Friends, I consider it an honor to live in Watford City and am thankful that so many of you have welcomed this North Dakota transplant as one of their own.  As a tribute to you...

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Show your state love!

36 beautiful ways to show love for Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota

We are in love with this region.  In my previous post I dubbed it the "Middle of Everywhere" because we couldn't be more imbedded in the center of it all.  The USA stretches just as far to our right as it does to our left, and the feeling is incredible.   The four states of Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota are amazing and we want to give you an awesome...

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