Watershed | The Tennessee River
This is not a vision of displacement but rather of a people's uneasy inhabitance of a 21st-century watershed — the effort to inhabit both time and place. A complicated belonging. A river in its rough and degraded magnificence.
Released in September 2017
Watershed: The Tennessee River examines the complicated environmental effects and consequences of large-scale modernization in the Tennessee River Watershed.
This project began on December 22, 2008. The failure of a containment pond dyke spilled 5.4 million cubic yards of coal ash belonging to the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) Kingston Fossil Plant into the Emory River and its surrounding landscape. What led to this point?
Jeff investigates the river itself and the TVA's vast reach and power in the region. It has forever changed the environment of its watershed that are in every way at odds with the natural evolution and ecology of the Tennessee River system.
Essays by Holly Haworth and Jeff Rich.
Fall Line Press, 2017
38 color plates, 41 black & white plates, 8 color illustrations
Swiss bound hardcover
10" x 12"
Edition of 500