John Pfahl

December 6, 2001 - December 29, 2001

Waimoku Falls from Bamboo Forest, Maui, Hawaii
2001

Image © John Pfahl

Bear Run Falls, Mill Run, Pennsylvania
2001

Image @ John Pfahl

Lower Genesee Falls, Rochester, New York
2001

Image © John Pfahl

International Paper Company (formerly "The Great Falls of the Hudson"), Corinth, New York
2001

Image © John Pfahl

Image © John Pfahl

Image © John Pfahl

Image © John Pfahl

John Pfahl


John Pfahl’s stunning color photographs of waterfalls throughout the United States are testament not only to the abundance of natural beauty within the borders of this country, but of Pfahl’s ability as a photographer to transcend the label of “nature photographer”. His breathtaking images are summed up perfectly in Deborah Tall’s introduction to Pfahl’s book, Waterfall: “We are lucky, as the waters of the world are dirtied and diverted, that John Pfahl is here to document them and remind us of what we have and what we are losing… Even as they memorialize, they remind us of our own, and the earth’s mutability… The poignancy of our time – and of time itself – is embedded in John Pfahl’s beautiful photographs.”