Just found a wonderful site – Intersection Journal –
Founder and photojournalist Chad Ziemendorf’s description:
Intersection Journal is an online magazine dedicated to capturing the culture, industry and way of life in Western North Dakota through photography and writing. Optimized for the mobile generation, we celebrate living, working in and exploring the Peace Garden State.
Intersection Journal’s focus is visual content. We love long-form photojournalism and develop our stories over days, weeks or months instead of hours. We cultivate depth rather than immediacy.
The photography is amazing. The stories are in-depth and personal.
I’ve read two of the first five articles. I heartily recommend:
It’s a tale of one crew that runs a workover rig. Explains what that contraption does. Gives a picture of what success looks like for the small business owner who runs two teams and the crew that works for him. One member of the crew served two tours in Iraq. He moved to North Dakota from near where I live and got a job on this crew the day he arrived.
There is a mind-boggling amount of success to be found in the Bakken, if you are willing to work hard for it.
Bakken.com has a background interview with Mr. Ziemendorf: Online magazine documents cultural shift in the Bakken.