Columbia River Portfolio
Vancouver, Washington's Joseph Glasgow makes a fine contribution to contemporary landscape photography of the region with his "ongoing photographic survey of the banks and surrounding lowlands of the Columbia River," on view all month at Newspace. In gorgeous black and white images, Glasgow uses the Gorge's natural beauty as the backdrop for an extended meditation on how we see and use the land in the early 21st century.
Along the river and into the see
Since he moved to Vancouver, Wash, from Pittsburgh in 1994, Glasgow has been photographing the banks and lowlands of the Columbia River. From splendid earthy scenery to the industrial spoiling of nature's bounty, Glasgow's photographs capture the many contradictory faces of the river.
But like a truly objective documentarian, Glasgow doesn't impose his own feelings. "They are simply a meticulous appreciation of an ever-changing environment," he writes of these photographs.