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The Secret Culture: Inside Polygamy
    Jack Kurtz/ZUMA (bios)
zReportage.com Story of the Week #810: TUESDAY October 19, 2021: ‘The Secret Culture' by ZUMA Press award winning photographer Jack Kurtz who was given rare access to the lives of an FLDS family 10 years ago - These images are now part of the history of this now changed corner of Arizona: For generations, the dramatic and isolated landscape on the Utah-Arizona border has been a refuge for people who practice polygamy. Ten years ago, FLDS leader Warren Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison in Texas for sexual assault. Things changed quickly after that. Once the stronghold of the FLDS Church, Hildale and Colorado City area overturned its entire political leadership including electing its first woman and ex-FLDS mayor, Donia Jessop. The communities remain a patchwork of devout members of the FLDS Church. Both communities have seen significant cultural shifts in recent years away from the once-rigid controls of the FLDS (fundamentalist Mormonism is a belief system that is an offshoot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Colorado City opened its first bar. This Fall, the town will have its first wine tour in a recently opened modest vineyard. Welcome to ‘The Secret Culture'
The Secret Culture: Inside Polygamy
    Jack Kurtz/ZUMA (bios)
zReportage.com Story of the Week #810: TUESDAY October 19, 2021: ‘The Secret Culture' by ZUMA Press award winning photographer Jack Kurtz who was given rare access to the lives of an FLDS family 10 years ago - These images are now part of the history of this now changed corner of Arizona: For generations, the dramatic and isolated landscape on the Utah-Arizona border has been a refuge for people who practice polygamy. Ten years ago, FLDS leader Warren Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison in Texas for sexual assault. Things changed quickly after that. Once the stronghold of the FLDS Church, Hildale and Colorado City area overturned its entire political leadership including electing its first woman and ex-FLDS mayor, Donia Jessop. The communities remain a patchwork of devout members of the FLDS Church. Both communities have seen significant cultural shifts in recent years away from the once-rigid controls of the FLDS (fundamentalist Mormonism is a belief system that is an offshoot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Colorado City opened its first bar. This Fall, the town will have its first wine tour in a recently opened modest vineyard. Welcome to ‘The Secret Culture'