Photographer to Show Images Documenting Water Issues

03/31/16

Award-winning photographer Jeff Rich will give a presentation on “The Evolution of the Watershed Project” on Thursday, March 31, at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus. The presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Room 300.

Rich is an assistant professor at the University of Iowa in the Art and Art History Department. He also curates the weekly series, “Eyes on the South,” for Oxford American Magazine. His works are on display at Waterworks Visual Arts Center through May 21.

The photographer’s work focuses on water issues ranging from recreation and sustainability to exploitation and abuse. He explores these subjects by using long-term photographic documentations of specific regions of the United States.

Rich received his MFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga. His watershed project has toured nationally since 2012, with shows in New York City; Portland, Ore.; Asheville, N.C.; Bloomington, Ind.; Akron, Ohio, and Atlanta, Ga. His book, Watershed: a Survey of the French Broad River Basin, was awarded the 2010 Critical Mass Book Award. His work has been featured on FlakPhoto, Prism Photography Magazine and Daylight Magazine.  In 2011 he was named one of the winners of the Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Competition. 

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