I. The final frontier
In 2011, at the age of 13, I took these photographs of Coyote Hills, a nature preserve near my childhood home in Fremont, California. Over the past several years, what used to be a bustling suburb has undergone rampant gentrification and urbanization. Empty lots and fields turned into high-income, densely packed residential communities in the blink of an eye. I hope these photographs can serve as visual posterity for a Bay Area future that forecasts the exploitation of natural space and greenery for profit. As of now, Coyote Hills is protected – but for how long?