Photographer Interviews

New Photobook, Exhibition Dispel Popular Myth of Thoreau’s Walden

May 4, 2017

By Conor Risch

“Mothering, August 2011.” The images S.B. Walker made show the ways Walden Pond is used by the community surrounding it. Click to see more from Walker's series documenting the pond.

It wasn’t until fine-art photographer S.B. Walker was studying abroad that he began to appreciate where he grew up. He was in Greece, feeling homesick, when he came across Henry David Thoreau’s Walden in the school library. He’d grown up near the pond in Concord, Massachusetts, made famous in Thoreau’s book, and remembered going to the beach there as a...

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