Death of a Valley
Saturday, June 12, 2004
In 1956 Pirkle Jones got a call from Life Magazine for a photo assignment like no other. The farm town of Monticello California would soon be submerged under Lake Berryessa and vanish from the face of the earth. Jones joined his hero, the photojournalist Dorothea Lange, to document Monticello’s final year in a series of photographs called Death of a Valley. Produced by Tania Ketenjian.