Richard MisrachBattleground Point

In 1998, torrential rains flooded the Carson and Humbolt Rivers, overflowing into nearby lands. In a series commissioned by the Nature Conservancy, Misrach photographed this rare but natural occurrence of water in the desert at Battleground Point, a site memorializing a legendary confrontation between the ancestors of today’s Toidikadi tribe and a band of malevolent giants.