Thursday, Oct. 6, 2pm
Georgia Museum of Art
Visual artist Jeff Rich explores the complex intersections of ecology, politics, economics, recreation and the dynamic impacts of contemporary culture on the environment in his work Watershed. His photographic research builds a poetic visual narrative that documents the effects of development and exploitation within the rich Southern landscape. His project “Watershed: A Survey of The French Broad River” was awarded the 2010 Critical Mass Book Award, and was published as a monograph in 2012. His work has been featured in Fraction magazine and Photo-Eye Photographer’s Showcase. In spring 2017 Fall Line Press will publish his second book Watershed: The Tennessee River. His ongoing research includes work on the largest watershed in North America along the Mississippi River, as well as a project on the city of Erwin, home to Nuclear Fuel Services — a company processing used radioactive uranium and plutonium with a history of accidents and spills.