Mark Barnes

December 4, 2008 - December 28, 2008

Image © Mark Barnes

Image © Mark Barnes

Image © Mark Barnes

Image © Mark Barnes

Image © Mark Barnes

Mark Barnes

In Down River, Mark Barnes has photographed people living and working along the lower Columbia basin.  In this once thriving economy, Barnes found families and individuals displaced by resource depletion and misfortune.  The resulting black and white images are haunting and beautiful, described by Barnes as “little narratives with no plot, no truth, no heroes, just the shape and substance or history and politics colliding and the inevitable incidence of human encounter with the natural world.”