Blackwater River

@ Lawrence, Robbie



Presentation by Stanley / Barker:

" On a map of the south-eastern U.S., the 245-mile Ogeechee River cuts a diagonal path across Eastern Georgia before curling south of the city of Savannah and emptying into the Atlantic Ocean. It is known locally as Blackwater River for its slow moving waters that are like black glass, reflecting the sky and flora overhead and masking the tangle of life forces beneath.

In November 2017, Robbie Lawrence, accompanied by writer Sala Patterson, travelled to the Low Country, the coastal region straddling Georgia and South Carolina near where the Ogeechee River meets the ocean with the aim of documenting the nuances of issues driving news cycles and political divisions through the lens of one place in America.

Blackwater River captures, in image and spirit, Lawrences time in the Low Country – a series of profound encounters and abstract reflections, some inspiring, others harsh but all indelible. Each moment is individually significant while collectively hinting at larger, more elusive truths. "

Essay by Sala Elise Patterson as an 8-page insert as the central signature of the book, in English only.

104 pages - Hardcover

Stanley / Barker, 2019

Format : 24.5 x 30.8 cm

New - Mint condition

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Lawrence, Robbie

Robbie Lawrence is a Scottish photographer, based between London and Berlin, who both pursues personal projects and works as a freelance photographer, mainly for news and magazines. His work is both sensitive and documentary; having worked as a photo editor early in his career, he indicates « I try to a make a photograph that, in that particular moment, tells as much of a story as possible. » Robbie studied painting and recognizes the Dutch Masters and the Fauvists as references and influences in his photography work. (see " It's Nice That " interview.) In 2019, he publishes "Blackwater River" withStanley / Barker, a journey and encounters on the American Atlantic coast, between South Carolina and Georgia. © Portrait taken from another interview on the  FvF website (Freunden von Freunden)
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