Robbie Lawrence's untitled work from Blackwater River

Robbie Lawrence: Blackwater River

Robbie Lawrence documents the nuances of the issues driving news cycles and political divisions through the lens of one place in his debut monograph.

Images from Blackwater River are on display at Webber Represents until October 21.

A 100-page hardback is available to buy from Stanley/Barker.

A woman sits in a church pew in Blackwater Heights by Robbie Lawrence
© Robbie Lawrence from the book Blackwater River published by STANLEY/BARKER

Blackwater River

On a map of the south-eastern US, 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.

Known locally as Blackwater River, its slow moving waters are like black glass, refecting the sky and ora overhead and masking the tangle of life forces beneath.

In November 2017, 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.

Their aim was to document 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, Lawrence’s time in the Low Country.

It is 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.

A crow hovers above a branch and the horizon line
© Robbie Lawrence from the book Blackwater River published by STANLEY/BARKER

Robbie Lawrence

Robbie Lawrence is a Scottish Photographer based in Berlin.

His clients include the United Nations and the New York Times.

Blackwater River, published by STANLEY/BARKER, is his debut monograph.

All works are available as a framed edition of 5 + (2APs).

For enquiries email info@webber.gallery.

Visit www.stanleybarker.co.uk to order the book.

A light shines out of the window of a house at night
© Robbie Lawrence from the book Blackwater River published by STANLEY/BARKER

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