Joseph Glasgow

from last two solo shows


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.

The Portland Mercury
May 2007


Along the river and into the see

If you've ever had one favorite place that you visited and revisited, then you should take a look at Joseph Glasgow's photographs at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center this month.

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.

D.K. Row
The Portland Oregonian
June 2002


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