Not content to rest on his laurels after reeling in the book publication prize in 2010's Critical Mass competition, Savannah-based photographer Jeff Rich has just closed a group show of landscape photography at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida, and has a host of events ongoing and upcoming.
His work -- featured earlier on this blog -- about Erwin, Tennessee resident Steve Harris and the Nuclear Contamination of his property is featured in Jennifer Schwartz' The Ten Project.
His Photolucida book, Watershed: The French Broad River, will be published in February 2012.
AND, Jeff will have a solo show of the Watershed portfolio at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, opening on February 3rd, with a reception from 6-9. The show will be up at the Jennifer Schwartz Gallery through March 17th.
Jeff's images are part of a post-Ansel Adams movement in American, and Southern, landscape photography that is about the relationship between the human and the landscape. His photographs look wonderful on the web, but they have a luminosity in person that simply does not come through online.
My point -- his work is very much worth your getting to Atlanta, and to Jennifer Schwartz's gallery, to have a look at. My guess is, this is only the beginning of a really special year for Jeff.