15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Connecticut River Composite: A Visible Dichotomy
The composite image is seen as an experiential narrative. It seeks to capture the relationship between the Connecticut River and the northwest edge of the industrial village of Turners Falls, MA. A power dam, built in the mid 19th century, creates a dichotomy between the landscape and experiential qualities upstream and downstream. Above the dam lies a reservoir and consequently a lush and expansive body of water. Below the dam, the water rushes through the power canal and transverses a tumultuous industrial landscape. The image serves as an exploratory means of understanding the complexities found between the historic village’s past and present conditions.
© Nicholas Jeffway.
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||Sept. 21, 2017, 1:55 p.m.