By Monica Tininenko
Prairie Tales is a series from 2010 to 2013 of abandoned North Dakota. The homes, schools, churches, and other structures featured in this show are from across western ND.
“Growing up between Williston and Bonetrail I saw these buildings frequently and often wondered what was in them. As the years went by some of them were demolished, leaving behind a feeling of regret towards never peeking inside. In 2011, at the age of 21, I was given a Nikon DSLR by my grandparents and became an unstoppable photographing machine. The resulting images have captured forgotten memories and abandoned places from this beautiful state.
The experience of finding and capturing these places has been truly humbling and wonderful.”