The towns on opposite sides of the desert that both claim the title of “Gateway to Death Valley”— Baker, California and Beatty, Nevada—are tight-knit communities of people who remain where most people merely pass through. The culmination of visits that spanned years, Vacancy depicts a way of life that seem to defy how the rest of the increasingly fast-paced, urbanized country operates.
Since she began shooting at a young age, Pamela Littky's unique relationship to her subjects and sense of humor has left an indelible imprint on her work. Spontaneous and disarming, intimate and unpretentious, her vibrant environmental portraits are immediately recognizable. Based in Los Angeles, Littky also enjoys working on self-directed projects between assignments.