The Phoenix Transect is a research project undertaken by graduate students and faculty of the School of Art, in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. The project is interdisciplinary and participants are visual artists who work alongside natural and social scientists. The group explores growth and changes to the larger Phoenix Metropolitan area, its urban and outlying spaces, its people, natural environments and resources. The projectís work is the product of a field class in photography. The goal is to explore the nature of photographic processes with the intent of probing the traditional boundaries of documentary and expressive practices, examine new media for visualization, and promote interdisciplinary collaborations.