Jeff Rich is a photographer based in Iowa City. His work focuses on water issues ranging from recreation and sustainability to exploitation and abuse. Jeff currently teaches photography at The University of Iowa.
Subjectively, it’s odd to think of “The South” as somewhere that starts past the edge of Ohio. As a northerner, the Virginias and other surrounding ‘southerly’ states were always somewhat reminiscent of what Ohio has to offer. From the Carolinas, and further south, is where I find the largest differentiations from the north in terms of the landscape both cultural and physical.
This collection represents a small sample of the people and places I’ve discovered during my weekly photo walks in North Carolina. I dedicate time each week to capturing visual moments and documenting their place in history.
For Dennis Church, "photography is a perceptual practice that keeps me in the present. I am drawn to complex scenes in the American landscape that abound with visual confusion and bring my sense of order to it by picturing my interpretation of the emotional vibration and color of American life."
This series is a narrative investigation of the man-woman and culture-nature dichotomies. While these comparisons are more metaphorical than literal, they lend themselves to the understanding of how objectification, gender, and oppression translate between systems of being.