The River Inside: Photographs by John Guider

The River Inside: Photographs by John Guider

April 9 - June 29, 2014

Not unlike Tom Sawyer's adventure down the Mighty Mississippi, John Guider, a resident of Franklin, Tennessee and a nationally recognized photographer, waled out the back door of his home and placed a canoe in the creek behind his house. Three months later, he had paddled all the way down to New Orleans! 

Documenting his amazing journey down five rivers, including the Mississippi, Guider kept a journal and took hundreds of remarkable photographs. These images offer a revealing perspective on the natural and controlled inland waterways that bisect the nation. The exhibition's title, The River Inside, which was drawn from the importance of rivers as prime conduits of vital commodities and as overlooked by-ways, speaks to the resonance between life-sustaining water sources and human beings.

This exhibition of photographs taken by Guider documents the sites and people he met along his journey down these rivers. Along with Guider's canoe, it includes artifacts from his trip, journal entries, and geographic maps detailing the waterways he traveled.  

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