Documenting Life Along a River to Emphasize Its Importance

June 22, 2012

By Conor Risch

© Jeff Rich

The Blue Ridge Paper Mill on the Pigeon River, one of the tributaries of the French Broad River. To see more images from the project, click on the Photo Gallery link below.

In his new book, Watershed: The French Broad River, which was produced with the support of the 2010 Photolucida Critical Mass book award, Jeff Rich observes the French Broad River and its tributaries through landscapes and portraits he made along the rivers’ banks. After being declared “dead” from pollution in the mid-twentieth century, the French Broad has become healthy again...

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