Camping Out at Walmart


Because Walmart has a company policy letting people park their cars in its lots overnight, it’s possible to find travelers, long-term campers, and even small communities of people living there.

Wired highlights a series of portraits of people staying in the parking lot of a Walmart in Flagstaff, Arizona, taken by photographer Nolan Conway.

From adventurous musicians with a dog named Kerouac to families living out of their cars, all of Conway’s subjects have a story to tell. (Via.)

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →