Thirteen Colonies

By  |  June 29, 2015
Huntington Beach, James River, Newport News, Virginia, July 23, 2012 | All photos by Keith Yahrling Huntington Beach, James River, Newport News, Virginia, July 23, 2012 | All photos by Keith Yahrling

Artist: Keith Yahrling

Project: For the Revolution

Description: Battle sites from the Revolutionary War extend across the original thirteen colonies—from Maine to Georgia, from Appalachia to the Atlantic shore. In his series For the Revolution, Keith Yahrling explores the sites of those battles, searching for how the concepts of freedom and liberty are subtly embedded in the American landscape.


Keith Yahrling is an artist living and working in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013. Work from his ongoing series, For the Revolution, was featured in Mossless, Issue Three: The United States (2003-2013), and Aint-Bad Magazine, The American South. Visit his website at keithyahrling.com.

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. He curates the OA’s weekly photo series, Eyes on the South.