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“River of No Return” by Photographer Laura McPhee

“River of No Return” by Photographer Laura McPhee

"River of No Return" by Photographer Laura McPhee

Photographer Laura McPhee’s “River of No Return” takes place all through Idaho’s Sawtooth Valley, capturing the connection between its tiny inhabitants and the pure world wherein they’re immersed. In response to McPhee, this connection displays, in microcosm, most of the similar bonds which are present in America at giant: “Within the valley, one can see with nice readability a few of America’s overarching dichotomies, akin to rugged individualism versus the cooperative necessities of democratic group, growth versus preservations, private freedoms versus authorities regulation.”

McPhee’s pictures take into account these contrasts, providing a young and inquisitive portrait of the up to date American panorama and our relationship to it. “The work is each private and political, because it takes within the conflicts over land use and considers the potential futures of a panorama we imagine to be quintessentially American,” she explains. “Pictures is, after all, a type of preservation, an try and distill and to maintain. Utilizing Nineteenth-century know-how within the twenty first, I try and gradual time and open an area for each up to date info and creativeness.” 

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Laura McPhee lives alternatively in New York Metropolis and rural Idaho and teaches on the public Massachusetts Faculty of Artwork and Design in Boston. See extra from “River of No Return” beneath!

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