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ITEM 11: "Framed from Reverence: The San Diego River, 2022" by Louise Russell

ITEM 11:

"Framed from Reverence: The San Diego River, 2022" by Louise Russell

Archival Pigment Print, Framed 11"x14", 9.7" x 7.7" print size, Valued at $300

Artist Bio:
I acknowledge that the land where I produced this photograph is the unceded, traditional territory of the Kumeyaay Band of Nations.
My artwork centers on land and place: its power, beauty, past and present, use and abuse, and our desire for it. I am motivated and guided by my love of the land and climate crisis activism.
This image, Framed, is from the series Reverence: The San Diego River which I began in 2021 to capture its beauty and glory while not forgetting its troubles. The river begins in the backcountry near Julian and winds its way through Lakeside, Santee, and Mission Valley to empty into the sea at Ocean Beach.The Kumeyaay Band of Nations lived and fished all along the river for more than 12,000 years. The mission was established alongside the river and it was dammed to make El Capitan Reservoir in 1934 to provide water for the growing population of San Diego. This forced Kumeyaay Native villages to be removed which resulted in the development of Barona and Viejas Reservations.
As I wander along the river with my 8x10 inch pinhole camera, a sense of discovery embodies me. In places it is silent and peaceful, others wild and restless, others noisy with nearby traffic. Its complex history and uncertain future encourage contemplation, action, and respect for the work to keep it natural and healthy and accessible. The San Diego River Park Foundation, https://sandiegoriver.org/, is working to this end all along the river’s 52-mile course.

Louise Russell
www.louiserussellphoto.com


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ITEM 11: "Framed from Reverence: The San Diego River, 2022" by Louise Russell