African American girl sitting on a church bench

At Home: In the American West

African American girl sitting on a church bench

Featuring: Ash Adams, David Black, Widline Cadet, Erica Deeman, Angal Field, Jim Goldberg, Katy Grannan, Talia Herman, Texas Isaiah, Taylor Kay Johnson, Pixy Liao, Sanaz Mazinani, Andrew Miksys, Ricardo Nagaoka, Ahndraya Parlato & Gregory Halpern, Karen Miranda Rivadeneira, Irina Rozovsky, Marshall Scheuttle, Mark Steinmetz

Presented By

California Sunday Magazine

Curated By

Jacqueline Bates

Where do you feel most at home? As thousands of migrant children have been sent to live in tent cities, rents for a San Francisco apartment average $3,750, and wildfires have destroyed entire communities, the question of how people define “home” has never felt more urgent. Some feel nostalgic about where they came from, some never left the towns they grew up in, and others couldn’t wait to leave.

At Home: In the American West features 20 emerging and established photographers — including Ahndraya Parlato and Gregory Halpern, Katy Grannan, Texas Isaiah, Pixy Liao, Ricardo Nagaoka and others — who traveled through ten states in the American West and spoke to people about what, and where, home is.

The series includes a formerly homeless woman who finally feels settled in her tiny house in Seattle, a single mother who found her sanctuary living in the New Mexico desert, a couple who built their dream mansion in the mountains, a DACA recipient who proudly purchased his first home in Utah, and a Los Angeles native who feels at peace by the ocean.

This exhibition is an extension of the California Sunday Magazine’s December 2018 issue, in which all stories were told through photography, focusing on a single theme: Home.

Make sure to also check out Walking Tour with Jacqueline Bates, The California Sunday Magazine at Photoville LA.


The California Sunday Magazine publishes ambitious features and cinematic photography from across California, the West, Asia, and Latin America for a national audience.

Launched at the end of 2014, California Sunday has been a finalist for 13 National Magazine Awards, including General Excellence and Magazine of the Year, and has won three — twice for Photography, in 2016 and 2017. It is the first magazine with consecutive wins in nearly three decades. In 2018, the Society of Publication Designers named California Sunday Magazine of the Year.

The magazine appears online at and delivered by mail to subscribers. Issues are delivered with select Sunday editions of the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle.

The California Sunday Magazine is published by Pop-Up Magazine Productions, creators of Pop-Up Magazine, the popular touring live-magazine performance.

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